Hobbitville Was Once An Urban Legend In Utah, And Now It’s A Public Park
If you grew up in the Salt Lake Valley, you might be familiar with the urban legend of “Hobbitville.” It was supposedly a terrifying neighborhood of small houses that were inhabited by gnomes, evil creatures, and magical hobbits that would chase you down to kill and eat you if you dared to trespass through their yards.
Of course, the legend was perpetuated by high school kids all over the valley, and even kids in other counties would drive up to Salt Lake City to see if they could find the dangerous hobbit dwellings. The mystical evil of Hobbitville was nothing more than a scary urban legend, but every urban legend does start with a kernel of truth, and there is an actual neighborhood of tiny houses in Sugarhouse.
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Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
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