Salt Lake City

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Salt Lake City (often shortened to Salt Lake and abbreviated as SLC) is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah.wikipedia
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List of cities and towns in Utah

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Salt Lake City (often shortened to Salt Lake and abbreviated as SLC) is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah.
On July 22, 1847, the first party of Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, where they founded Salt Lake City, the first European settlement in Utah.

Salt Lake County, Utah

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It is also the seat of Salt Lake County, the most populous county in Utah.
Its county seat and largest city is Salt Lake City, the state capital.

Salt Lake City metropolitan area

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With an estimated population of 200,591 in 2018, the city is the core of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which has a population of 1,222,540 (2018 estimate). Salt Lake City is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City–Ogden–Provo Combined Statistical Area, a corridor of contiguous urban and suburban development stretched along a 120 mi segment of the Wasatch Front, comprising a population of 2,606,548 (as of 2018 estimates).
The Salt Lake City metropolitan area is the metropolitan area centered on the city of Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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The world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) is located in Salt Lake City.
The church is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States, and has established congregations and built temples worldwide.

Brigham Young

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The city was founded in 1847 by followers of the church, led by Brigham Young, who were seeking to escape persecution that they had experienced while living farther east.
He founded Salt Lake City and he served as the first governor of the Utah Territory.

Salt Lake Temple

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Salt Lake City's street grid system is based on a standard compass grid plan, with the Salt Lake Temple at the origin.
The Salt Lake Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Interstate 80

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Two major cross-country freeways, I-15 and I-80, now intersect in the city.
The Interstate runs through many major cities including Oakland, Reno, Salt Lake City, Omaha, Des Moines, and Toledo, and passes within 10 mi of Chicago, Cleveland, and New York City.

Wasatch Front

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Salt Lake City is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City–Ogden–Provo Combined Statistical Area, a corridor of contiguous urban and suburban development stretched along a 120 mi segment of the Wasatch Front, comprising a population of 2,606,548 (as of 2018 estimates).
Roughly 80% of Utah's population resides in this region, which contains the major cities of Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, West Jordan, Layton, and Ogden.

Temple Square

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The Salt Lake Temple, constructed on the block later called Temple Square, took 40 years to complete.
Temple Square is a 10 acre complex, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), in the center of Salt Lake City, Utah.

State of Deseret

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The pioneers organized a state called State of Deseret, and petitioned for its recognition in 1849.
The State of Deseret was a provisional state of the United States, proposed in 1849 by settlers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Salt Lake City.

Interstate 15

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Two major cross-country freeways, I-15 and I-80, now intersect in the city.
The interstate serves the cities of San Diego, Las Vegas, St. George, Provo, Salt Lake City, Ogden, Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Butte, Helena, and Great Falls.

17th Utah Territorial Legislature

In 1868, the 17th Utah Territorial Legislature dropped the word "Great" from the city's name.

Promontory, Utah

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The First Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869 at Promontory Summit on the north side of the Great Salt Lake.
Promontory is an area of high ground in Box Elder County, Utah, 32 mi (51 km) west of Brigham City and 66 mi (106 km) northwest of Salt Lake City.

Great Salt Lake

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Due to its proximity to the Great Salt Lake, the city was named Great Salt Lake City.
At the time of Salt Lake City's founding, the valley was within the territory of the Northwestern Shoshone; however, occupation was seasonal, near streams emptying from Canyons into the Salt Lake Valley.

St. Mark's Cathedral (Salt Lake City)

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European ethnic groups and East Coast missionary groups constructed St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in 1874, the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Madeleine in 1909 and the Greek Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral in 1923.
St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral located at 231 E. 100 South in Salt Lake City, Utah is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Utah in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.

Park City, Utah

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Salt Lake City hosted the 16th Winter Deaflympic games in 2007, taking place in the venues in Salt Lake City and Park City, and Rotary International chose the city as the host site of their 2007 convention, which was the single largest gathering in Salt Lake City since the 2002 Winter Olympics.
The city is 32 mi southeast of downtown Salt Lake City and 20 mi from Salt Lake City's east edge of Sugar House along Interstate 80.

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad

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The S Line (formerly known as Sugar House Streetcar) opened for service in December 2013 on an old D&RGW right-of-way.
It served mainly as a transcontinental bridge line between Denver, and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Sugar House Prison (Utah)

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Many area leaders were incarcerated at the territorial prison in Sugar House in the 1880s for violation of anti-polygamy laws.
Sugar House Prison, previously the Utah Territorial Penitentiary, was a prison in the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Jordan River (Utah)

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The lowest point within the boundaries of the city is 4210 ft near the Jordan River and the Great Salt Lake, and the highest is Grandview Peak, at 9410 ft.
Four of Utah's six largest cities border the river: Salt Lake City, West Valley City, West Jordan and Sandy.

2002 Winter Olympics figure skating scandal

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During the games, other scandals erupted over contested judging scores and illegal drug use.
At the 2002 Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City, allegations arose that the pairs' figure skating competition had been fixed.

2002 Winter Olympic bid scandal

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A bid scandal surfaced in 1998 alleging bribes had been offered to secure the bid.
The 2002 Olympic Winter Games bid scandal was a scandal involving allegations of bribery used to win the rights to host the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Holy Trinity Cathedral (Salt Lake City, Utah)

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European ethnic groups and East Coast missionary groups constructed St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in 1874, the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Madeleine in 1909 and the Greek Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral in 1923.
The Holy Trinity Cathedral, also known as Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, is a Greek Orthodox Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Cathedral of the Madeleine (Salt Lake City, Utah)

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European ethnic groups and East Coast missionary groups constructed St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in 1874, the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Madeleine in 1909 and the Greek Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral in 1923.
The Cathedral of the Madeleine is a Roman Catholic church in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Salt Lake Valley

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There is also a large Pacific Islander population (mainly Samoans and Tongans); they compose roughly 2% of the population of the Salt Lake Valley area.
It contains Salt Lake City and many of its suburbs, notably Murray, Sandy, South Jordan, West Jordan, and West Valley City; its total population is 1,029,655 as of 2010.

S Line (Utah Transit Authority)

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The S Line (formerly known as Sugar House Streetcar) opened for service in December 2013 on an old D&RGW right-of-way.
The S Line, or S-Line (formerly known as Sugar House Streetcar), is a public transit streetcar line in northeastern Salt Lake County, Utah, in the United States, that connects the business district of the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City with the neighboring city of South Salt Lake, as well as the Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) TRAX light rail system.