Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Saltair Resort in the early 1900's.

Saltair on the southern shore of the Great Salt Lake

Everyone seems to be having a great time especially the man on the right with his leg straight up in the air. Isn't there always someone like that in a crowd?  Looking to the left of the leg is a man up to his chest in the water, next is a lady, and next to her is my grandmother Ethel Hepworth Tomlinson with her mother next to her, Sarah Kidgell Hepworth.  What fun!
This picture was made into a post card.  
Saltair is located on the southern shore of the Great Salt Lake in Utah about fifteen miles from Salt Lake City.  It was completed in 1893 and was fun wonderful place to take your family. 
  My father writes about Saltair in his life history of how Uncle George Little the step-father of Pauline and Katie Olsen, two of his favorite cousins  "was a Chief Engineer for the Salt Lake City Saltair Railroad  in charge of transporting people and materials to the Saltair Resort.  With this connection, Myself, [Vern] Pauline and Katie got free tickets to Saltair and we would go once a week.  It was like a miniature Disneyland, rides, games, dancing, roller skating,
and swimming in the lake and always a picnic lunch."  





3 comments:

Meijome Crochet said...

Love that picture, Grandma! Our family has done and still does lots of fun things : )

Nancy said...

Renée, what a fabulous postcard. I think it's wonderful that among so many people in a group picture, there are good, clear photographs of your grandmother and great-grandmother.

I didn't realize there was a link in your post until I came to comment. I've wondered about Saltair and whatever happened to it. It's too bad it burned down -- twice! And now it seems that another one's been built. I'd like to see it, wonder how similar it looks.

I was surprised to see that the waters of the Great Salt Lake changed, especially getting higher then lower.

Thanks for this post. It was very interesting. And your grandmother looks adorable!

Lisa said...

I wonder if the "leg" guy enjoyed synchronized swimming. That is hilarious!