Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Great Salt Lake

Last week I got a ride home and ended up being taken on a little excursion first.  The Great Salt Lake is literally 5 minutes from my work yet I haven't been out there forever.  So I took some pictures and decided I wanted to get my facts straight so here goes:

 This is the Saltair now 2011.  The land this building now sits on has seen a multitude of tragedy.  There have been fire's, and floods.  The original building was completed in 1893.  How amazing is that?  It was deamed the "Coney Island of the West" 

Here is a link for current information on what goes on out there in that building because as you can see from the picture I took last week, there is life in there!  There is also some really interesting historical information.

 Great Salt Lake,  it was windy by this time so it looks kinda icky.
Antelope Island.  You get there by going into Davis County towards Layton and down through Clearfield and Syracuse ( I have never been there(Goal for this year)). 
 This is the original Saltair.  See all the people floating in the water?  The Great Salt Lake is the 2nd saltiest lake in the world.
 This is just an old postcard of the original Saltair.

This is the second Saltair burning down in November 1970.

"The Great Salt Lake is the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi River. At the current level the Great Salt Lake is approximately 75 miles long and about 35 miles wide. Bridger Bay is where many people come to float like a cork because you cannot sink in the Great Salt Lake." (

I hope you weren't bored but I wanted to share a little interesting information about a pretty cool place right here in my back yard. 


ThE CrAZy GaTEs!

Can you tell me where you found your old black and white picture of the people floating in the salt lake? Thanks!!

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