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Historic Canyon

Alpine Heart of the 2002 Winter Olympics

Park City was founded as a silver-mining town in 1869. By 1900, it was a booming mining town with 10,000 residents and 100 saloons.

Second largest silver strike in U. S., 1200 miles of mining tunnels under the city; the deepest mining shaft is 2600’ Flagstaff Mountain was the first mining claim in the Park City area; George Hearst owned the Ontario Mine.

Elevation: 7000’ at Main Street (ranges from 6500’- 10,000’)

City Size: 17.6 square miles

For more information check out these websites:

Visit The Park City Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

Park City Museum

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Last updated: 11/21/2011 5:04:05 PM