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s largely frequented at all seasons of theyear. It is well located and is only a few rods from the railway station. The famous Warm Sulphur Springs are within the northern limits of thecity—about one mile from the business centre—and are easily reached by streetcars. These springs issue from the base of the mountains, and the great virtueof the waters has long been recognized in cases of rheumatism, dyspepsia,catarrh, scrofula, and the entire family of blood diseases. Beneficent effectsare experienced both by internal and external application. Salt Lake City was founded July 24, 1847, by the Mormons or Latter DaySaints. The city has a population of about 35,000 people, and the elevation is4,350 feet above sea-level. Her buildings are fine, both business blocks andprivate residences, and every indication of wealth is apparent. The points ofinterest are Fort Douglas, The Great Temple, The Tabernacle, The AssemblyHall, The Endowment House, and Zions Cooperative Mercantile In-stitute.
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Devils Slide. Weber Canon, Utah—on the Union Pacific Ry- (112) FOR HEALTH AND PLEASURE. 113 Salt Lake City is one of the largest military posts in the West. The placeattracts thousands of visitors annually, and the wide streets, lined with shadeand fruit trees, bordered on either curb by clear running streams, are of them-selves sights worth the long journey from the East. The luscious fruits oforchards and vineyards and the delightful view of the Wahsatch Range areadditional attractions. The Tabernacle is oblong, oval, and many doored. Its seating capacity isabout X 2,000. The roof, with one exception, is the largest self-supported roofin the world. The Great Temple, just beside it, possesses more of beauty, butit is less quaint in style. It is slowly approaching completion. Its statelywalls, of polished Utah granite, rise loo feet above the foundation, and thetowers are to reach loo feet higher. The building will be one of the mostmassive, imposing, and expensive churches in the w
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