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The people of Utah have an historical treasure in their midst.

It is This is the Place Heritage Park situated just a few miles from center of Salt Lake City at the mouth of Emigration Canyon.

We comment on it as the Pioneer Day holiday weekend approaches because there is no better place to get a genuine sense for Utah’s remarkable past.

The authentic structures, fascinating replicas and various living history exhibits offer an opportunity to literally step back in time.

Once funded and operated by the state, Heritage Park now is in the hands of a private non-profit foundation. Since the proprietary change in 1998, the display of pioneer era buildings has grown significantly, largely through the generous donations of the descendents of early Utah settlers. And plans call for the facility’s continued strategic expansion.

KSL honors the foresight of those who had the vision a half-century ago and more to acquire the land, develop a master plan and begin the laborious long-term task of establishing the park. And we voice appreciation for those who are expanding the vision and growing the facility in sensible and appealing ways.

A visit to the This is the Place Heritage Park should be high on every Utahn’s agenda. It is, indeed, an historical treasure.

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