Park City Underfoot
Self-Guided Tours of Historic Neighborhoods
by Brent Corcoran
Paperback / 180 pages / 1-56085-065-5 / $10.95
Park City—host to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, headquarters for the United States Ski Team, annual host of the North American World Ski Cup Opening, and home to Robert Redford’s international Sundance Film Festival. But long before the glitz and glitter of the current ski-resort atmosphere, Park City was a silver boomtown where the likes of George Hearst and Butch Cassidy made their marks. For fifty years the town brimmed with immigrant miners, union activists, hustlers, and opportunists, all of whom left a fascinating legacy of brawls and scams. The historic sites and the people behind them are presented in this colorful self-guided tour that includes photographs and maps.
Brent Corcoran is the editor of Multiply and Replenish: Mormon Essays on Sex and Family and co-editor of Wilford Woodruff’s Journals: An Index. He has also been published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. He lives in Salt Lake City.