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Historical Archaeology Walking Tour of Saltair Resort on the Great Salt Lake
May 2, 2020 @ 2:00 am - 11:00 am
Join archaeologists Dr. Chris Merritt and Whitney Seal from the Utah Division of State History and Morgan Faulkner from the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands for a walking tour of the archaeological remains of the old Saltair Resort. Learn about the history of the site, management of the Great Salt Lake and cultural resources, and the archaeological legacy that still remains out there and threats posed by looting. Built in 1893 as the “Coney Island of the West”, the Saltair Resort was hugely popular through the 1930s, though it faced many threats including receding water levels and fire. Participants must be able to walk on uneven terrain for three miles, and must be over 18 years of age unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
We’re limited to 20 participants, so reserve your spot today!
Early May can provide a wide range of weather, so be prepared for wind, rain, heat, and of course bugs. Good hiking shoes, a hat, and lots of water are a must. And not a bad idea to bring some bug spray! You can bring a lunch if you want and stay out on the Lake to enjoy the serene beauty of our Inland Sea.