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Excerpt from Tourists Guide Book to Salt Lake CitySalt Lake City, the capital of Utah, occupies an important central position in the territory. It is situated at the eastern base of the Wasatch mountains near a spur that projects into Salt LakeMoreExcerpt from Tourists Guide Book to Salt Lake CitySalt Lake City, the capital of Utah, occupies an important central position in the territory. It is situated at the eastern base of the Wasatch mountains near a spur that projects into Salt Lake valley. On the north and east, its extremities are bounded by the mountains themselves, which are only a mile or two distant. A portion of the city is even built on the mountain bench or plateau which is, in reality, one of the many water lines that indicate what were once the shores of an inland sea. Salt Lake City is laid out, principally, in square blocks of ten acres each, the streets running at right angles due to the cardinal points. Each street is 132 feet wide including the sidewalks, which are twenty feet in width. Nearly all of them are planted on either side with shade trees- and under each long line of foliage a cool and sparkling brook, fresh from mountain glades, ripples with merry sound. Nearly every residence has its little orchard and flower garden and the area of the city is, therefore, large in proportion to the number of its inhabitants. It covers a space of about nine square miles. The aspect of the city and surroundings, viewed from the bench-lands to the northward, is simply charming. Half hidden among a luxuriance of foliage of every shade of green, the houses seem like pleasant cottages and villas in an immense garden, and the glittering streams in every street mark with silver lines the length of the broad avenues, while at odd intervals a church spire or the tower of some fine residence is seen amid the trees.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.