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Park City, Utah, is in Summit County in the Wasatch Back, which is a region in the Rocky Mountains. It was explored the year after the settlement of Salt Lake City, and in 1849, a toll road through the canyon was finished. At the top of the canyon, in a basin, there was land which was good for grazing, and so some farm families settled in there. They called it Parley’s Park City, and it was, of course, eventually shortened to simply Park City. Gold and silver ore was found in the area in the 1860s, which started a mining boom in Park City. Camps were established throughout the area. By the 1950s, the city was all but a ghost town due to people moving out after the price of silver plummeted. Now, Park City is a ski resort and destination with more tourists than residents

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