By Catherine Armstrong|Published November 04, 2016
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.
It might be hard to imagine now, but Utah was once part of the Wild West. Prospectors, trappers and mountain men roamed our mountain ranges and hunted in our valleys. Living was certainly more rustic, without many of the city slicker amenities of the East Coast. While Utah certainly has many towns that represent the early days of the Utah territory, Park City just might be Utah’s quintessential Western town. Set against a rugged, mountain wilderness, it has a long history of silver mining and prospecting.