It’s been a decade since Salt Lake City realized its Olympic dream, but the memories are alive and well. Bode Miller’s hard won victory in the men’s downhill, 16-year-old Sarah Hughes’ flawless performance on the ice, and speedskater Derek Parra wrapped in the U.S. flag after a gold medal win continue to inspire. On Monday, we’ll recap highlights of 2002, talk about upcoming 10thanniversary events, and explore the possibility of bringing another Winter Games to town.
- Fraser Bullock, former Salt Lake Organizing Committee president
- Derek Parra, 2002 Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist
For more information about 10th Anniversary events commemorating Salt Lake 2002, visit http://utaholympiclegacy.com/pages/10th-anniversary-of-salt-lake-2002
The grid system mapped out by Brigham Young shapes every neighborhood in Salt Lake City except one: The Avenues. With its mansions, Victorians and bungalows, the Avenues remains an eclectic and diverse neighborhood with an independence all its own. A new book documents the neighborhood’s historical >beginnings.
- Cevan LeSieur, author
Cevan LeSieur will present a history of the Avenues on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sweet Library Branch (9th Avenue and F Street). Sponsored by Utah Heritage Foundation.
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