Salt Lake City Underfoot
Self-Guided Tours of Historic Neighborhoods
by Mark Angus
Paperback / 220 pages / 1-56085-105-8 / $12.95
From cathedrals to pioneer gambling halls, Mormon ward houses to gentile saloons, fraternal lodges to brothels, Salt Lake City Underfoot reveals the diverse heritage of one of the most colorful outposts in America’s West. The city was a refuge for outlaws, vigilantes, fortune seekers, scam artists, and racketeers; all rubbing shoulders with the local polygamist suffragists, mule-skinning prophets, and playboy industrialists—they were all here.
Self-guided tours that are adaptable to everyone’s interests and pace, one can pick from among the many lavish mansions of mining and railroad millionaires along prestigious Brigham Street or the simple immigrant cottages in the Marmalade District; downtown parks or forgotten pioneer cemeteries; or one can take in the city’s growing nightlife. Mark Angus takes readers beyond the regular tourist sites and provides answers to the paradoxes surrounding this rather enigmatic metropolis.
Mark Angus, born and raised in Salt Lake City, graduated from the University of Utah in business management and for many years worked for Euro RSCG Dahlin, Smith, White in downtown Salt Lake. He has since lived and worked in the travel industry in Florida and the Netherlands where he now lives.