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American West Heritage Center

The American West Heritage Center sits at the foot of the majestic Wellsville Mountains on U. S. Highway 89/91 in Utah’s magnificent Cache Valley, the most scenic route to Jackson Hole, WY and Yellowstone National Park, and just 70 miles north of Salt Lake City.  A non-profit living history museum located in beautiful Wellsville, UT. The AWHC covers 1820-1920 using four Historic Sites: A Shoshone Encampment, Mountain Man Encampment, Pioneer Settlement, and 1917 Jensen Historic Farm. Beginning in mid-June 2009 AWHC will also interpret the impact the Railroad had in Cache Valley using a train visitors can ride. We also have Festivals, such as Baby Animal Days, and Special Events, such as our Corn Maze.

Includes the Jensen Historical Farm, an authentic 1917 farm where visitors can learn about farming in the early 20th century; and the Pioneer Era Area (1845-70), which describes homesteading and life in a dugout or log cabin. There are also depictions of life in American Indian villages and the military. Allow 2 hours. The seasonal festivals (special fees apply), held several times a year, feature arts and crafts demonstrations and Western re-enactments, competitions, music, and food.

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Center for Documentary Arts

243 E 400 S, SUITE 301
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801)-355-3903

The Center for Documentary Arts (CDA) is dedicated to using the tools of documentary work – photography, oral history, film making, narrative writing, radio broadcasting, and visual art – to help Utahns look inward to better understand our state’s past and present and to gaze outward to discover our connection to the nation and to the world. CDA creates and supports projects that examine and honor the cultural, spiritual, and ethnic identities of our nation’s diverse population in forums wherein we can acknowledge differences, establish common ground, and hence, build community.

Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, Utah

20140118_115359 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahToday I begin my walk at Germania Park, 5400 South Murray Pkwy Ave (about 1100 W).  It’s a sunny January Saturday, 37 degrees with snow still on the ground. I’m going to first cross the river to take a look at the leash free dog park then I’ll head north.

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Jordan River Parkway, Murray, UtahGoogle Earth Map of my walk, how cool is that!

20140118_115531 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahBridge to cross the Jordan River to Millrace Park in Taylorsville

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20140118_115855 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahOff-leash Dog Park, Millrace Park, Taylorsville, Utah

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Leash-Free Dog Park, Millrace Park, Taylorsville, Utah

20140118_134756 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahKids playground at Millrace Park in Taylorsville, Utah

20140118_120133 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahEquestrian Trail for riding horses at this section of Jordan River Parkway

20140118_121024 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahRestrooms not open here in winter like they were at Winchester Park in Murray, Utah. Picnic pavilion, children playground and grass sports field here.

20140118_121343 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahLarge Sports Field with Wasatch Mountains in background

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20140118_122431 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahTrail Runners enjoying the January Utah Sun

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20140118_122629 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahMurray City plows the snow on the trail in winter. Can you believe it!

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20140118_123025 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahOverlook Point to view the Marshlands

20140118_123147 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahOutdoor Amphitheater for summer performances

20140118_123201 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahJordan River Marshlands

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20140118_123327 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahBeautiful frozen ponds in Marshlands

20140118_123452 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahEarly Utah Pioneers – Snarr Settlement

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20140118_124315 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahBeautiful view of the Jordan River

20140118_124603 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahWalkway to protect the Marshlands

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20140118_125254 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahTurnaround point for the day.  4800 S Murray Taylorsville Rd. Just shy of 2 miles.

20140118_125845 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahOn my return headed south. Grab a few new light photo’s.

20140118_130112 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahMagical Trees! There’s something special about a leafless winter tree.

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Another one of those birdhouses in a wickedly awesome tree

20140118_133521 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahCreekside Petroglyph Mural to reduce graffiti. Neat idea!

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20140118_133942 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahRiver Reflection Time

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20140118_134314 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahBoat loading dock for floating the Jordan River

20140118_134407 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahJanuary Horse Riding Girl

Temple Square & Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah

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I begin my downtown Salt Lake City walk after parking at 4th South & Main. It’s a beautiful sunny January day!

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Some interesting architecture to see along Main Street in Salt Lake City, Utah

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LDS Church Office Building in Temple Square

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Is that a halo?

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LDS Temple, such a marvelous work of wonder

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Angle Moroni blowing his horn!

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Statue of Brigham Young

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A beautiful pond in front of the Temple

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Bare Tree January Beauty

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LDS Conference Center, walking along North Temple now

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Water fountain at LDS Conference Center

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Walking through Temple Square

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Mormon Tabernacle where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs