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Remains of City Hall after the 1898 fire.
A Look Back: Photos of Park City’s devastating fire of 1898
The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Apr 12 2013 07:35 am • Last Updated Apr 18 2013 06:13 pm
Each Friday, The Salt Lake Tribune presents images from its archives and the archives of the Utah State Historical Society in a special series called A Look Back. A devastating fire of 1898 in Park City is our subject today.
Park City suffered terrible fires in 1882 and again in 1885. The worst disaster came on June 19, 1898, when fire raged through the Park City commercial district. It was the greatest fire in the history of Utah. Main Street was destroyed. Losses were estimated at more than $1 million. About 200 business houses and dwellings were destroyed. The city was left in ruins. The people of Park City, however, banded together and rebuilt their town. By the 1920s, Park City was rebuilt completely.
Every gallery of the series is available at www.sltrib.com/topics/lookback.
Here are some of the previous installments:
Life on the Ute Reservation in early the 1900s
Women’s fashion in the 1960s
Dogs in Utah around 1900
Utah’s early cultural diversity
Utah artists from the late 1800s to the early 1900s
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Presidential visits to Utah from the 1860s
Hunting and fishing in the early 1900s
BYU, Utah football programs
Saloons, brewing companies in Utah around 1900
The centennial Days of ‘47 parade in downtown Salt Lake City from July 1947
Women’s fashion from 1949-50
Construction of the Salt Lake Temple and SLC in the 1800s
Utah college life from the 1930s to 1960s
Old newspaper advertisements
People and events in Salt Lake City from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s
Historical images of Sugar House
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