Salt Lake City was first founded in 1847 July by a Mormon Pioneer group. They travelled through the Mormon Trail that's parallel to Oregon Trail to the place. At the time, they were escaping from the East, where there was persecution. The Mormons were looking for convenience are they could freely practice their religion. The group was members of the Church of Jesus Christ, which is currently known as the Saints.
The pioneers who led the group to Salt Lake City included their leader Brigham Young. There were the earliest non-Indians to settle in the region permanently. The group had three women, a hundred and forty-three men, and two children.
Brigham Young is said to have seen Salt Lake City's valley, and his first words were of affirmation that the place was the right one. On the very same day, the followers of Brigham Young started to till and plant crops on the soil. After the coming few days, the land started becoming the future city and was given Great Salt Lake City.
After an inland lake that was salty and had dominated some desert found on the west around 1868, Temple Square became established at the city centre, which is the city's most significant block. The numbering of addresses from the following point 100 has been equated to becoming a single city block.Each block's arrangement is on a 10-acre squared pattern grid, while the widths of all the streets in Salt Lake City were made to be 132 feet. It was meant to fit a wagon and a team of four oxen that were being used there.
The temple of Mormon began in 1853, and it's marking on the capstone was completed and installed in 1892. Most of the temple blocks, which were made of granite, were hauled by individuals through wagon and ox.
The state of Mormon was first named Deseret, which meant Honeybee. It symbolized diligence and hard work. A beehive was put as the state symbol of Utah.
As the Mormons' first arrival in Salt Lake City, they self-imposed themselves to live in isolation, and Mexico became part of their territory. In 1850, the Deseret State became absorbed rapidly by the U.S. to become Utah Territory. During this year, the Gold Rush in California was taking place, and many migrants were brought via the Great Salt Lake City to the ace. The soldier from the I.S became stationed there as the Civil War took place.
In 1869, there was the completion of the railroad in Salt Lake City, which linked the coasts at East and West. There was the celebration of the momentous event, which was famous and included the Golden Spoke being driven to Promontory Summit. It was located 80miles in the northwestern part of Salt Lake City. The rail connected Utah to Salt Lake City for trades to be done. There were hundreds of lead, copper, silver, and gold mines which became opened, and later on, the smelter was constructed to have the ore become refined. Currently, mining still takes place as their several industries located in Utah.
Many buildings were constructed during the early 1900s. Most of them can be seen today at Salt Lake City. Eagle Gate entrance, which was Brigham Young's entrance, got rebuilt so that traffic would flow. There were City parks that were built, and the streets made a more comprehensive way. There was the installation of new systems of sewers and street lights.There was also the construction of historic buildings and the State Capitol. Also, trams got installed, and a garage was located at Trolley Square.
Salt Lake City increased in population from 1900-1930. Mining generated much wealth in the city. In 1905, there was massive copper production. It also created the introduction of the Canyon Copper Mine. In 1907, there was the production of oil at the Virgin River. In 1952, there was the discovery of Moab.
Currently, Salt Lake City came to terms with its mining history, which took a toll on its environment. The industries that are found in Salt Lake City are continuously changing. Mining is, however, the essential local economy that has developed the most significant concentrations of technology, biomedical, and software companies across the nation. Some of them include the ARUP Laboratories, Clarus Myriad Genetics Company in Salt Lake City, and Franklin Covey.