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The Salt Lake Scene

Posts from July 2011

  • July in the High Wasatch

    Some friends and I made an overnight ski-camping journey to the mountains one weekend in July. While most people around these parts are over snow sports, I can't help but continually geek out about how much snow is left to ski in July! Here are some pics I snapped with my Go Pro. Until I get a real

  • Free Tickets To Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus

    Mark Your Calendars for Monday, Augsut 8th- 6:00am-9:00am! The first 200 people to come to the EnergySolutions Arena from 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 am, and the first 200 people to come from 8:00 am. - 9:00 am., and each donate 10 cans of food to the Utah Food Bank will receive one free pass to the all new

  • Salt Lake's Days of '47

    Salt Lake City is getting ready for Pioneer Day, also known as Days of '47 or simply the 24th of July. Pioneer Day marks the day in 1847 when Brigham Young and the Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley. It's an extra summer holiday for most Utahns, celebrated in much the same way as the 4th

  • Gourmandise for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    One of the best things about visiting France is that there's an amazing pastry shop around just about every corner. Quality French pastries are a little harder to come by in Salt Lake City, but you can always find a little taste of Paris at Gourmandise, the Bakery, a Salt Lake City favorite for

  • Pioneer Day Celebrations 2011

    July is a month-long celebration in Utah. While the rest of the country celebrates the 4th of July, and then moves on with their summer, Utah stays in celebration mode to get ready for the 24th of July. July 24, 1847 is when Brigham Young and a group of pioneers reached the Salt Lake Valley.

  • Keys to Family History Success Found in Salt Lake City

    Once you take the plunge and start investigating your family history, it quickly becomes apparent that there are some universal keys to success. Education One of the first keys is to invest in ongoing education. I often recommend to my listeners on my Genealogy Gems Podcast at

  • Thursdays in the Park

    [caption id="attachment_6038" align="aligncenter" width="266" caption="Twilight Concert Series, credit Fur Turtle"] [/caption] July brings the Thursday night institution, The Twilight Concert Series, to downtown Salt Lake's Pioneer Park. The solid line-up for the seven shows opens with Texas

  • Hotel Utah: 100 Years Of Memories

    Jun 9th, 1911 was a great day in Utah history: Hotel Utah opened its doors for business. On June 9th, 2011, Utahns again gathered for a great event: the Hotel Utah building turned 100 years old. ??????"There was a time when there was a debate whether this building should be torn down," said LDS