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
Utah History to Go
Utah Digital Newspapers