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Historic Tours of Park City

The Park City Museum offers historic tours Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. Tours leave from the second floor of the museum, 528 Main St., and cost $5. Patrons are encouraged to arrive a few minutes early, and to wear sunscreen and comfortable shoes. The tutorial begins with a trudge to the top of the street.

Here’s a quick taste of the kind of interesting history you might encounter on the way.

In 1901, when miners and their families were allowed to move into town, Main Street quickly became an epicenter of debauchery and pollution. Silver Creek earned the pejorative Poison Creek because of the mine tailing and other waste it carried from claims. The air was so dirty that housewives somewhat dubiously complained about clothes disintegrating when hung outside to dry.

If you want to learn about the fascinating past of Park City, Main Street is the place to start.  It’s also a great place to get acquainted with the Park City of today!