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ID: 7013960
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Salt Lake City (inhabited place)  Salt Lake City (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 40 45 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 40.7500  decimal degrees
Long: 111 53 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -111.8833  decimal degrees

Note: Located in N central Utah on Jordan River near SE end of Great Salt Lake; Mormon Church influenced social, political, economic & cultural life of region; result was 100 years of hostility from non-Mormons & USA government starting with Utah War 1857-1858.

Names:
Salt Lake City (preferred,C,V)
Great Salt Lake City (H,V)
New Jerusalem (H,V)  ............ nickname given by Mormons immigrating from East & Europe
City of the Saints (H,V)  ............ nickname given by Mormons immigrating from East & Europe

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Utah (state)  ............  Utah (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Salt Lake (county)  ................  Salt Lake (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Salt Lake City (inhabited place)  ....................  Salt Lake City (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by Brigham Young & group of 148 Mormons as refuge from religious persecution in 1847, annexed to USA in 1850
city (C)  ............  was laid out by Young following Joseph Smith's plan for city of Zion with blocks of residences clustered around Temple Square
state capital (C)  ............  from 1896
religious center (C)  ............  for world capital of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)
county seat (C)
mining center (C)  ............  for silver, lead, copper, coal, iron & zinc since 1862
transportation center (C)  ............  is thriving hub of Western commerce for rail (since 1870), air & road
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for computer equipment, food processing, textiles, pottery, printing & publishing
industrial center (C)  ............  for steel & iron products, petroleum refining & mining equipment
agricultural center (C)  ............  for products of nearby irrigated farmland
trade center (C)  ............  especially for farming & mining products, formerly to supply miners & settlers on route to California & Gold Rush from 1849
tourist center (C)  ............  for State Capitol, Wasatch-Cache National Forest (headquarters) & winter sports
educational center (C)  ............  for University of Utah (1850) & for Westminster (1875), Stevens Henager (1907) & Utah Technical (1947) Colleges
cultural center (C)  ............  for Mormon Tabernacle (1867, known for its choir), Temple (1893) & restored Lion & Beehive homes of Brigham Young
capital (H)  ............  of territory from 1850 until statehood in 1896 (except 1851-1856 & 1858)
frontier settlement (H)  ............  on route to West

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Utah .......... (state)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States) [7007827]

Sources and Contributors:
City of the Saints..........  [VP]
...................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 365
Great Salt Lake City..........  [VP]
...................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 365
New Jerusalem..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 365
Salt Lake City..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 816
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 364
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS49015277
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1059
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 816
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 364; X, 365
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS49015277
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1059
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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