Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

Apr. 23

Salt Lake City residents awaken on this day (1925) to discover that Saltair, their beloved amusement park on the Great Salt Lake, had been destroyed by fire the day before. Completed in 1893 and one of the first amusement parks in America, Saltair was the Coney Island of Utah...albeit a Church-co-owned and operated courting venue. Saltair was built again, and then again.

Glen Nelson