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Park City, Utah
Park City in 2006
Park City in 2006
Location of Park City, Utah
Location of Park City, Utah
Coordinates: 40°39′34″N 111°29′59″W / 40.65944, -111.49972
Country United States
State Utah
Counties Summit, Wasatch
Area
 - Total 9.4 sq mi (24.4 km²)
 - Land 9.4 sq mi (24.4 km²)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Elevation 7,000 ft (2,134 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 7,731
 - Density 781.4/sq mi (301.7/km²)
Time zone Mountain (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) Mountain (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 84060, 84068, 84098
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-58070[1]
GNIS feature ID 1444206[2]
Website: http://www.parkcity.org/
The Silver King mine was once the world's richest. 1971 photo
The Silver King mine was once the world's richest. 1971 photo
Main Street during a parade, 2004
Looking down Main Street, 2004
Looking down Main Street, 2004

Park City is a city located in Summit County, Utah, United States. It is one of two major resort towns in Utah, the other being Moab. It is considered to be part of the Wasatch Back and a part of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. The city is 32 miles (48 km) east of downtown Salt Lake City and 15 miles (24km) from Salt Lake City's east edge of Sugar House along Interstate 80. The population was 7,371 at the 2000 census. Its estimated population in 2006 was 8,044. On average, the tourist population greatly exceeds the number of permanent residents. Image File history File links UTMap-doton-ParkCity. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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After a population decline following the shutdown of the area's mining industry, the city rebounded during the 1980s and 1990s through an expansion of its tourism business. The city has three major ski resorts: Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and The Canyons Resort. The Park City and Deer Valley ski resorts were the major locations for ski and snowboarding events at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Although they receive less snow and have a shorter ski season than do their counterparts in Salt Lake County, such as Snowbird resort, they are much easier to access. This article is about mineral extractions. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... St. ... Park City Mountain Resort is a ski resort in Park City, Utah. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Canyons Ski resort is one of three alpine ski resorts located in Park City, UT. It is currently owned by the American Skiing Company. ... Deer Valley is an alpine ski area in the Wasatch Range. ... A shaped, twin-tip alpine ski. ... Snowboarder droping a cornice. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, and with the theme slogan Light The Fire Within, were celebrated in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... Salt Lake County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Inside the Snowbird Cliff Lodge Snowbird is a year-round ski and summer resort located in the U.S. state of Utah on the eastern border of the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy in the Little Cottonwood Canyon of the Wasatch mountain range in the Rocky Mountains. ...


Additionally the city is the main location of the United States' largest independent film festival, the Sundance Film Festival, home of the United States Ski Team, training centre for members of the Australian Freestyle Ski Team, the largest collection of factory outlet stores in northern Utah, the 2002 Olympic bobsled/skeleton/luge track at the Utah Olympic Park, and golf courses. Some scenes from 1994's Dumb and Dumber were shot in the city. Outdoor-oriented businesses such as backcountry.com and Rossignol[citation needed] have their headquarters based in Park City. The city has many upscale luxury national retailers, clubs, bars, and restaurants, and has nearby reservoirs, hot springs, forests, and hiking and biking trails. Park City is also the original home of the Mrs. Fields Cookies chain. An independent film, or indie film, is a film that is produced outside, independent, of the Hollywood Studio system. ... The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the state of Utah in the United States. ... The U.S. Ski Team, operated under the auspices of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSSA), is the organization that coordinates the official US team for international alpine and nordic skiing competitions. ... A Factory Outlet is a store where the manufacturer sells his own products to the general public without involving middlemen. ... Bobsleigh is a winter sport in which teams make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked purpose-built iced tracks in a gravity-powered, steerable sled. ... United States Air Force Major Brady Canfield, 2003 U.S. skeleton champion, shows his takeoff form. ... A luge is small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds supine and feet-first. ... The Utah Olympic Park is located north of Park City, Utah and east of Salt Lake City. ... This article is about the sport. ... Dumb and Dumber (known as Jim Carrey is Mr. ... Backcountry. ... Skis Rossignol S.A., also known as the Rossignol Group, is a sports equipment company based in Isère, France. ... The Ashokan Reservoir, located in Ulster County, New York, USA. It is one of 19 that supplies New York City with drinking water. ... Green Dragon Spring at Norris Geyser A hot spring is a place where warm or hot groundwater issues from the ground on a regular basis for at least a predictable part of the year, and is significantly above the ambient ground temperature (which is usually around 55~57°F or... This article is about a community of trees. ... Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... ... The Mrs. ...


In the summertime many valley residents of the Wasatch Front visit the town to escape high temperatures. Park City is usually 11°F (6°C) cooler than Salt Lake City[citation needed], as it lies mostly above 7,000 above sea level, while Salt Lake City is situated at an altitude of about 4,000 feet. It is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States and is notable for having a large number of Northern and Central European immigrants. The Wasatch Front is an urban area in the U.S. state of Utah. ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... Northern Europe Northern Europe is the northern part of the European continent. ... Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ...

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History

The city was settled as a mining community in 1870, following the discovery of lead, gold, and silver in the area. The city became heavily populated to such an extent that many people thought it would replace Salt Lake City as the primary city in Utah. However, the mines penetrated the water table and were flooded, and the city nearly became a ghost town. Skiing began to come to the city in the 1950s, but the city did not recover until the 1970s, when growth finally came. Growth has accelerated in the last few decades, and it now stands as one of the most affluent and lively resort towns in the United States. This article is about mineral extractions. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... General Name, Symbol, Number lead, Pb, 82 Chemical series Post-transition metals or poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 6, p Appearance bluish gray Standard atomic weight 207. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... This article is about the chemical element. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Ghost town (disambiguation). ... Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ...


One of the few Utah towns established by non-Mormons, it once had 27 saloons lining the street, with an accompanying wager, apparently never won, that no one could take a drink at each one in a single night and end up standing. Getting a drink in this part of Utah was never a problem. Hence the town's slogan: "At the base of a 3100 ft vertical drop, you'll find an extraordinary place to land." This article is about the U.S. state. ... The term Mormon is a colloquial name, most-often used to refer to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). ...


Once the site of the largest silver-mining camp in the country, the town was virtually destroyed by fire in 1898. Tragedy struck again in 1902 when 34 miners were killed in an explosion in the Day West Mine. The mining community never fully recovered. A collapse in silver prices and the economic consequences of the first world war exacerbated the town's decline. Half a century ago Park City was listed as one of the ghost towns of the west. Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A street corner in the ghost town of Bodie, California. ...


Skiing, however, helped drive the phantoms away. Particularly gung-ho is the terrain around Jupiter Peak, where, over the years, more than $400 million worth of silver ore was mined, creating the 23 millionaires, including George Hearst, founder of the news dynasty. Roger J. Traynor was born in Park City in 1900 and raised there; he went on to become Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court. George Hearst George Hearst (September 3, 1820–February 28, 1891) was a wealthy American businessman, United States Senator and father of famed newspaperman William Randolph Hearst. ... Roger John Traynor (February 12, 1900 – May 14, 1983) served as the 23rd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California from 1964 to 1970, and as an Associate Justice from 1940 to 1964. ... Ğ: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... The Supreme Court of California is the state supreme court in California. ...


As long ago as the 1920s, miners in Park City were using underground trains and shafts to gain access to the mountain for skiing. When the slopes opened to the public in 1963 as Treasure Mountain, skiers were transported nearly three miles into the mountain on the Spiro Tunnel mine train and then lifted 1800 ft (548 m) to the slopes on a mine hoist elevator. Aerial trams once used for hauling ore were converted into chairlifts. To this day, there are still more than 1000 miles (1609 km) of old silver-mine workings and tunnels beneath the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort and neighboring Deer Valley. The 1920s they were sexy referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Park City Mountain Resort is a ski resort in Park City, Utah. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Park City might be a fairly nondescript-appearing town were it not for its colorful and evocative Main Street, where 64 Victorian buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Other relics from its past have been left near the slopes. Old mine buildings, mineshafts, and hoists, including the weathered remains of the Walker Webster Silver Mine and the water towers once used to hydrate one of the biggest mines, the Silver King, rear out of the snow to give the skiing a dash of history. Manchester Town Hall is an example of Victorian architecture found in Manchester, UK. The Carson Mansion is an example of a Victorian home in Eureka, California, USA The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles predominantly in the Victorian era. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Geography and climate

Park City is located at 40°39′34″N, 111°29′59″W (40.659306, -111.499828)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.4 square miles (24.4 km²). None of the area is covered with water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Park City is located at the south end of Snyderville Basin and climbs steep mountains to the southeast, south, and west. It is accessed by Utah State Route 224 from Interstate 80 to the north and Utah State Route 248, which heads east to U.S. 40 and on to Kamas. Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... United States Highway 40 is an east-west United States highway. ... Kamas is a city in Summit County, Utah, United States. ...



Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Park City Daily Minimum °F 7 10 16 24 32 39 48 47 37 24 17 12
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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,371 people, 2,705 households, and 1,687 families residing in the city. The population density was 781.4 people per square mile (301.8/km²). There were 6,661 housing units at an average density of 706.1/sq mi (272.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.50% White, 0.42% African American, 0.30% Native American, 1.86% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 15.71% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.64% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 2,705 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.11. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 35.1% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 4.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 118.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $65,800, and the median income for a family was $77,137. Males had a median income of $40,032 versus $26,341 for females. The per capita income for the city was $45,164. About 5.3% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Notable residents

George Hearst George Hearst (September 3, 1820–February 28, 1891) was a wealthy American businessman, United States Senator and father of famed newspaperman William Randolph Hearst. ... Roger John Traynor (February 12, 1900 – May 14, 1983) served as the 23rd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California from 1964 to 1970, and as an Associate Justice from 1940 to 1964. ... The Supreme Court of California is the state supreme court in California. ... William Ray (Bill) Engvall, Jr. ...

Trivia

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Sister Cities

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See also

List of Registered Historic Places in Utah: // Beaver County Beaver Alexander Boyter House Alma Crosby House Almira Lott Murdock House Ancil Twitchell House Andrew James Morris House Atkins and Smith House Beaver City Library Beaver County Courthouse Beaver Opera House Beaver Relief Society Meetinghouse Caleb Baldwin House Caroline Fotheringham House...

References

  1. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2008-01-01-heigl-wedding_N.htm

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External links

Historical Information

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Ski Resorts

  • Park City Mountain Resort.com - official site
  • The Canyons Resort - official site
  • Deer Valley Resort - official site

Golf Resorts

  • Red Ledges - official site

Park City In The News

  • Park City, Utah is at coordinates 40°39′34″N 111°29′59″W / 40.659306, -111.499828 (Park City, Utah)Coordinates: 40°39′34″N 111°29′59″W / 40.659306, -111.499828 (Park City, Utah)

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