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Salt
Lake City 
“I lost my
sugar in Salt
Lake City when I heard the news.

This left me deep
in
my solitude,

with the Salt
Lake City
blues.”

“I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake
City” was
a blues number that was performed by Perry Como, Peggy Lee, and the duo
of Judy Garland and Johnny Mercer. The song first made its grand
entrance
into music history when it was sung by Mae E. Johnson in the film
“Stormy
Weather.” But a new day is on the horizon and Salt Lake City is hoping
for fair weather – free of any storms on any front – as something quite
exciting is scheduled to take place in the not too distance future! Ah,
yes, the 2002 Winter Olympics will be hosted by the same city that was
laid out by Mormon pioneers 154 years ago.
In 1847, Brigham Young
led Mormons
to Salt Lake City in an effort to find a refuge from religious
persecution.
Young used Joseph Smith’s city plan to create wide streets around the
Temple
in an effort to make the Tabernacle the focal point of Salt Lake City.
Today, the downtown area is attractive and boasts skyscrapers and
modern
buildings amongst the restored older structures. Still, the center of
downtown
is Temple Square, just as Joseph Smith predestined that it should be.
The
dome-shaped Tabernacle serves as the hub for the Mormon religion and is
home to the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Salt Lake City is situated on the
Jordan
River near the southeastern end of the Great Salt Lake. The
Wasatch-Cache
National Forest is to the east and north.
Skiing along the mountain range
of the
Wasatch Front is quite popular and a draw to visitors. Many of the
Olympic
events will take place on this mountain range.
Salt Lake City’s economy is
influenced
mightily by the mining of copper, silver, lead, zinc, coal, and iron.
Its
mills and
factories include steel, petroleum,
and
textile manufacturing. Irrigated farmlands provide some agricultural
economical
input as well. Hay is the most important crop. Wheat, barley, and oats
are also seen growing on the irrigated farmland. More than two-thirds
of
farm income is derived from livestock.
Although there has been some
friction in
the past between Mormon and non-Mormons who live in Salt Lake City, the
overall tone is one where most anyone would tell you, “Great family
values.
Terrific place to raise kids.” I just bet it’ll be a great place for
the
Olympics too. No stormy weather allowed, Mae.
Oatmeal
Cookies
Utah farmland
abounds in
oats, wheat, and barley. Let’s focus on a great recipe for oatmeal
cookies.Assemble the
following ingredients:
1 cup brown sugar,
packed
½ cup
granulated
(white) sugar
1 cup flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon
soda
½ teaspoon
cloves
3 cups quick-cooking
oats
¾ cup
shortening
1 egg, beaten

¼ cup water

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup raisins
(optional)
1 cup chopped nuts
(optional)

Preheat oven to
350 degrees.
Mix all dry ingredients. Blend in shortening, egg, water, and vanilla.
Mix well. Add raisins and/or nuts if desired. Drop dough by rounded
teaspoonfuls
about one inch apart onto greased baking sheet. Bake 12 –15 minutes.
Hint:
Cookies are done when almost no imprint is left when touched with a
finger.
Remove from baking sheet to cool.

 

Whole
Wheat Muffins

 

How about some
old-fashioned
whole wheat muffins? Hmmm. I can smell them cooking already!

Assemble the
following ingredients:
1 egg
1 cup milk

¼ cup
vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose
white
flour
1 cup whole wheat
flour
¼ cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking
powder
1 teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 400
degrees.
Grease bottom of medium sized muffin tin or line individual cups with
muffin
papers. Beat egg. Stir in milk. Next, blend in oil. Mix in remaining
ingredients
until flour is just moistened. Batter will be lumpy. Do not overmix.

Fill muffin cups
2/3 full.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from muffin tin
immediately.

 

Trivia

 

Education

Educational facilities abound in Salt Lake City. The University of Utah
and Westminster College have been prominent post-secondary schools
since
the 1800’s.

Territory to
State

– Salt Lake City was the territorial capital from 1856-1896.
When
Utah became a state, Salt Lake City was made Utah’s state capitol.

Utah War
A period
of conflict between Mormon leaders and US Officials led to the Utah War
of 1857-1858. General Albert Sidney Johnston of the U.S. Army
was
sent to establish Camp Floyd from where the conflict was monitored.

Brigham Young
– Brigham
Young’s grave is on First Avenue.

Ever wondered how
this city
came by its name? The Great Salt Lake just west of town, was once part
of the 20,000 square mile prehistoric Lake Bonneville that covered
Utah,
Nevada and Idaho. Today’s Lake (now only 92 x 48 miles) is mineral
rich,
mountain water fed and without drainage save evaporation. Its salinity
ranges from 9 – 28% – considerably higher than the 3% found in our
oceans!

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