Talk:Salt Lake City

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Odd conversation[edit]

Going to make the page a little more in depth. Change a few things for instance salt lake is not in the Rocky mountians. SLC is actually in the wasatch mountians and la sal mountians. and in the southwest region of the US.

i believe the Wasatch Mountains are part of the rockies --(WT-en) SLCpunk 01:51, 8 Nov 2004 (EST)

Did some fact checking. You are correct the Wasatch an La Sal ranges are part of the rocky mountains. I was mistaken in thinking that they were independant mountain ranges. (WT-en) Biodrin 00:48, 18 Nov 2004 (EST)

Salt Lake City is nowhere near the La Sal Mountains. 23:23, 1 Jan 2005 (EST)

The Salt Lake City valley is bordered to the west by the Oquirrh Mountains (pronouced "Oak-er" like smoker)

County article?[edit]

Perhaps it would make more sense to create a region article for Salt Lake, rather than put an exhaustive list of nearby cities on the Salt Lake City page. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 14:19, 7 September 2007 (EDT)

Understand Section[edit]

The understand section is starting to getting some of the same kind of anti/pro Mormon edits common to the wikipedia pages. It may be an important topic for Wikipedia to cover, but I can't see that detailed, (and disputed), accounts of Mormon history in 1840’s Illinois is useful to a Salt Lake City visitor. I've changed it to a more general and concise tone. Honestly, the whole Understand section seems a little long, and, in some places, overly focused on Utah rather than Salt Lake City specifically. I'm tempted to rewrite most of the city history to make it shorter and more applicable to a traveller, but I'd thought I'd see if anyone had any thoughts first. -- (WT-en) Merbert 11:38, 22 May 2008 (EDT)

I just thought I would mention that I am travelling to SLC next week, and knew next to nothing about the city. I found reading the understand section interesting. I agree it is a bit long, but it was all stuff, that as a traveller, I thought was relevant to my trip. --(WT-en) Inas 21:45, 29 July 2008 (EDT)


Beautiful work on the "buy 'section. But I think someone from SLC or a fromer resident needs to umm....fill uop the work section. I could look at the economy/working conditions if you like. But it SHOULD NOT be left all up to me. What do you thik? (WT-en) Edmontonenthusiast 13:24, 23 October 2008 (EDT)Edmontonenthusiast

I noticed a weird change to the work section." Gay and Lesbian Employment.' Utah is a "right to work" state where it is legal to fire an employee for any reason, including living a homosexual lifestyle. " It took out the "any reason, including" removing it radically changes the statement. I would change it back but I am new to the wikivoyage. Also this is a charged subject at the moment because a state just failed to make it though the state senate that would make it illegal to fire someone because of the sexuality. What does everyone think?

¡i don't know![edit]

I don't know-b ut doesn't the introduction sem like it should be in the understand section. It it sn't then its a wodnerful intro, definitely! keep Smiling, (WT-en) ee talk 13:06, 4 November 2008 (EST).

Unsafe for gays?[edit]

In the "Stay Safe" section, it almost makes it seem like you will be jumped for being homosexual. Whoever wrote this either had really bad experiences or is basing it off of sensationalist word of mouth reports without ever having experienced it. I toned down the language some but I feel like it should probably be removed completely. Not sure if anyone is paying attention, but if they are, do you agree? (WT-en) Bob rulz 08:23, 17 March 2009 (EDT)

Agreed, it seems a bit harsh. In general, I'd say SLC is fairly gay-friendly, and even those who dissaprove aren't likely to engage in violence. FBI hate crime stats shows zero sexual orientation hate crimes in '06 and '07 in Salt Lake City itself, and about 5 per year in the greater metro area. Doesn't seem to warrant a "stay safe" mention to me. (WT-en) Merbert 17:10, 2 April 2009 (EDT)


I just took out most LDS discussion since it has no real application to the traveler, since it now has little effect on city life, unlike Provo, and most of it was extremely contreversial. Really, the article is better off that way. —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Uh... no. The Mormon church is an important part of Salt Lake City's identity, and many people come to Salt Lake City specifically because of the Mormon church. I don't know how mentioning the fact that Mormons settled the city is in any way controversial. If we got into stuff like their position on gay marriage, then yeah, I would agree that that wouldn't have much value for your average traveler. But I'm not sure what you're seeing in the history section that you find so controversial. PerryPlanet (talk) 14:32, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Note that the last paragraph is the only one contreversial, really. I do recognize that mistake. The airport there has a bus to LDS headquarters. And personally, I can't see that information being of note. So I was arrogant, and overdid it. Oops. —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)