A little about Park City
In the summer, relax at one of the Park City, Utah resorts when the snow-covered slopes give way to cool mountain breezes, wildflower-covered hillsides and miles upon miles of wooded trails for mountain biking and hiking, over 100 restaurants, world-class events, and much more. Regardless of season Park City offers its visitors galleries, shops, boutiques and activities like no other community.
The history of Park City
The area was travelled by the early Mormon pioneers on their journey to where they settled and built Salt Lake City. One of their leaders, Parley P. Pratt, explored the canyon in 1848. He was given a charter the following year to build a toll road through it, which was finished in 1849. The basin at the top of the canyon was good for grazing, and a few families settled there. Early on, the area was deeded to Samuel Snyder, Heber C. Kimball and Jedediah Grant. The settlers named it "Parley's Park City", which was shortened to "Park City" in the early 1900s. The first known discovery of ore in this area was by Colonel Patrick E. Connor, who instigated his men to search the area in bringing non-Mormons to the Utah region. The finding of silver, gold and lead sparked the first silver mines in Park City in the 1860s. Park City’s large mining boom brought large crowds of prospectors setting up camps around the mountain terrain, marking the first mining settlements.
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