Visiting Park City Utah today, it's hard to believe that this trendy ski town started life in 1868 as a wild and bawdy mining town known for its saloons and houses of prostitution. In 1869 silver and zinc mines were discovered. Almost immediately more than a dozen mine sprang up employing thousands of miners from Germany, Scotland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Mine shafts were 1700 to 2000 feet deep, mining life was hard with miners working six days a week having only two days off a year; Christmas and the Fourth of July.

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