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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- American West Heritage Center
4025 South HWY 89-91 Wellsville, UT 84339-9582 (435) 245-6050
243 E 400 S, SUITE 301
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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.
Today 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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Leash-Free Dog Park, Millrace Park, Taylorsville, Utah
I begin my downtown Salt Lake City walk after parking at 4th South & Main. It’s a beautiful sunny January day!
Some interesting architecture to see along Main Street in Salt Lake City, Utah
LDS Church Office Building in Temple Square
Is that a halo?
LDS Temple, such a marvelous work of wonder
Angle Moroni blowing his horn!
Statue of Brigham Young
A beautiful pond in front of the Temple
Bare Tree January Beauty
LDS Conference Center, walking along North Temple now
Water fountain at LDS Conference Center
Walking through Temple Square
Mormon Tabernacle where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs