Monthly Archives: September 2012

When You See City Creek Center and the Library Store, You’ll Know “This Is the Place” for Downtown Salt Lake City Shopping

Staying at the Plaza Hotel gave us across-the-street access not only to Temple Square, but also to a new Salt Lake City destination called City Creek Center. Opened in March 2012, the downtown development project combines residences, offices and over … Continue reading

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I Made My Own “Hill Visit”…to the Utah State Capitol Building

In 2010, I helped my four friends in the Government Relations department track Utah State Senator Daniel Liljenquist’s efforts to reform to Utah’s public-sector pension plan, which included moving new hires from a defined benefit program to a defined contribution plan, … Continue reading

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Find Your Family History at Salt Lake City’s Family History Library, Church History Library and Family Search Center

While a choir and a house beckoned me to Salt Lake City, genealogists travel to Utah’s capital to research extensive family history collections in two libraries and one research center.  Located at 35 North West Temple, the Family History Library … Continue reading

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Movies, a Scale Model of the Salt Lake Temple and a Museum Introduced Me to LDS Church History

As one of Utah’s most popular tourist attractions, Temple Square offers complimentary access to nearly 20 attractions. Many of those attractions provided me with a welcome opportunity to learn more about the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of … Continue reading

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English Cottage Gardens, Rooftop Gardens, Colorful “Tossed” Beds and Value-Based Planters Make Temple Square a Beautiful Place

Beehives and dinner rolls may have brought me to Brigham Young’s homes, but the beautiful gardens that surround them kept luring me back to enjoy the peaceful setting that Temple Square in Salt Lake City offers. English cottage gardens surround … Continue reading

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Spot Beehives, Eat Rolls, and Learn about Pioneer Life at Brigham Young’s Beehive House, Lion House and Historic Park

Actually, there were two reasons I wanted to visit Salt Lake City. One was to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The other was to see the Beehive House. Brigham Young, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints … Continue reading

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“All Is Well,” Now That I’ve Traveled to the “Crossroads of the West” and Sung with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Watching the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s annual Christmas concert on PBS, tuning in to its weekly Music and the Spoken Word broadcast and listening to the choir’s recordings have made me a fan of these 325 talented men and women.  Last … Continue reading

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