The 'Get To Know Utah Series' sets to highlight Utah, a state in the western United States, and its major cities through photographs. Each of Utah's five metropolitan areas, and their principle city's, will be showcased, in order of MSA size, starting from least to greatest:
5) Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area. Pop. 2008: 125,000.
4) St. George, UT MSA. Pop. 2008: 137,000.
3) Ogden-Clearfield, UT MSA. Pop. 2008: 530,000.
2) Provo-Orem, UT MSA. Pop. 2008: 540,000.
1) Salt Lake City, UT MSA. Pop. 2008: 1,115,000.
Salt Lake City is the capital city of Utah, as well as the economic and cultural hub. Salt Lake is known for being founded by LDS Church (sometimes referred to as the Mormon Church) in the mid 1800's for the purpose of escaping persecution. It's now also known for being a mecca of Ski / Snow sports, as well being host to the Sundance Film Festival (in nearby Park City). Salt Lake is now considered a major U.S City and has received recognition on an International scale such as when it hosted the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. More diverse than people think, Salt Lake is the most liberal city in Utah (there hasn't been a republican mayor in over 30 years), with a variety of different religions and ethnic groups (the city is over 20% Hispanic for instance), and contains a wide variety of different lifestyles (e.g there's a large gay population, estimated over 7%). Recently the city has seen billions invested into its downtown which is transforming the city as I write this. More info - Wikipedia
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Introducing, Salt Lake City
So long from Salt Lake City.
Thanks for the all the comments and views for this entire series, and for taking the time to see what an amazing and diverse place the State of Utah is.
The series may be over, but I'll be continuing to snap photos whenever I get a chance.