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Alta Historical Society Fireside Chats Celebrating Alta’s 75th Anniversary

Posted: January 5th, 2013 | Author:

Please join us for these complimentary presentations, presented by the Alta Historical Society.

Wednesday Jan 16th 3:30PM Alta Lodge Deck Room

“Alta 1939: Alta’s Transition From its Days as a Mining Town and Becoming a Ski Town.” Presentation by mining historian Charles Keller.
Charles is Utah’s leading mining historian on the Wasatch Mountains. He is the author of “Lady in the Ore Bucket” a book about Alta’s history as a mining town.

Saturday Jan 19th 4:30PM Alta’s Goldminers Daughter Bar

“Alta Music Now and Then”. Presentation by the Alta String Band, Ray Conrad and the Alta Men’s Chorus, Brian Jones and the Uinta Serenede.
Come hear Alta songs from way back to present day by a unique string band. Brian Jones, former head of the Alta Historical Society, Alta ski instructor, professional geologist and accomplished musician, brings together a unique group of musicians to play songs about Alta.

Saturday Jan 26th 3:30PM Alta’s Goldminers Daughter Bar &
Wednesday Jan 30th 7:00 PM REI on 3285 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City

“The Alta Experience: Celebrating Its 75th Anniversary”
Joe Prokop, award winning KUED producer, will be talking about Alta’s 75 years as a ski area and its unique personalities that help to make it one of the best ski areas in the world. Joe produced the documentary “The Alta Experience”, which has been shown on KUED over the past few years. His presentation will highlight the intrepid personalities who helped create Alta, including Norwegian immigrant and ski jump champion Alf Engen, who recommended Alta as an ideal site for a ski resort to the U.S. Forest Service, and George Watson, one of the last remaining silver miners, who helped bring about the development of the resort. The one-hour program chronicles the generations who have carved fresh lines in Alta’s famous untracked snow. He also includes people like early ski champion Suzy Harris Rytting, Alta Ski Area general manger Onno Wieringa, ski school instructor Nic Nichol, historian Alexis Kelner and author Alan Engen.


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