100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Postmarked August 1, 1912

There had been other resorts attempted on the Great Salt Lake near Salt Lake City, Utah but in 1893 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined with the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad Company to build a resort called Saltair. It provided a safe family atmosphere under the open supervision of Church leaders. Since it was a place a couple could go without the fear of scandal, it became very popular. Critics pointed at the Church over the sale of coffee, tea or alcohol which are prohibited by the Mormon church as well as Saltair’s being open on Sunday but it is said by some to be the most popular family destination west of New York.

Saltair Pavilion – 1900

Bathing at Saltair, Great Salt Lake, Utah



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