Tag Archives: UT

The golden spike at last

On several ski trips to Utah I had picked up a brochure about the Golden Spike national historic site. I’m not a train foamer (enthusiast) by any means, but as a history geek I felt a small obligation to see … Continue reading

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A place to see buffalo

In 2004, after a 67-year absence, a bison image once again returned to U.S. currency on the nickel coin.  It was one of four temporary designs in the Westward Journey nickel series commemorating the Lewis and Clark expedition bicentennial.  For … Continue reading

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A historic train station

I like to travel by train and have memories of a few fun train trips, but sadly my main modes of tranport are not trains. That doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate historic train stations, with or without trains. Though the … Continue reading

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History on a Ski Trip

I like to mix a little history into anything I’m doing, even skiing. This month marks the 10th anniversary of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. That event inspired me to check out Utah skiing.  A recent trip marked my fifth … Continue reading

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