Hoosier Pass elevation 11,542 ft is a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado in the United States. A share of the pioneer settlers being natives of Indiana, the “Hoosier State” caused the name to be selected.
The pass is located on the Continental Divide at the northern end of the Mosquito Range, in a gap between Mount Lincoln (west) and Hoosier Ridge (east). It sits on the boundary between Park (south) and Summit (north) counties.
Wanship was founded in 1859 by Stephen Nixon and Henry Roper, who were joined by other settlers over the next two years. In 1861, 300 Native Americans settled in the area. The sudden population increase made attempting to gather food in the area difficult. A friendly Ute, Chief Wanship, helped the non-native settlers to find game, locate edible plants, and trade with the Indians. In return, the town was named for him. Farming in the area included rye, barley, wheat, and alfalfa. The town also served as a local commodity hub, as coal from Coalville, silver from Park City, and lumber from Kamas passed through. In 1862 an overland stage stop, called the Kimballs Stage Station, opened in Wanship. Due to its central location, Wanship became the first county seat of Summit County, from the formation of the county government in 1866 until Coalville became county seat in 1872.
The first two-story home built by Thomas Albert Smith, in Summit County was built in Wanship, and has since been relocated to Pioneer Village in Lagoon Amusement Park.
Southwest Corner of Wyoming
A.V. Richards, U.S. astronomer and surveyor, established this corner monument November 14, 1873, at intersection of the forty-first parallel of north latitude with the thirty-fourth degree of west longitude (West of Washington, D.C.). Federal, state and local organizations coordinated preservation of the monument in 1996.
Mirror Lake is a lake in the high Uinta Mountains in Utah. It is a popular fishing and recreation spot. The lake contains three species of trout: rainbow, brook, and tiger. The lake has a Forest Service campground, picnic facilities, and a boat ramp for non-motorized watercraft. Access to the lake is by the Mirror Lake Highway, which is only open during the summer (other than by snowmobile).
This five-acre private burial site was established in 1885 by fraternal organizations for the use of members and their families. The cemetery and headstones reflect the beliefs and customs of the time as well as display the sense of loss experienced by families and friends. The cemetery, as a single entity, best describes the sense of community that prevailed in Park City, a melting pot of nationalities.
The site was used extensively until the 1920s when a decline in the membership of fraternal organizations corresponded with the collapse of the mining industry in Park City. Use of the cemetery and maintenance of the grounds diminished greatly. In the 1980s a volunteer society, the Glenwood Cemetery Association, funded by public donations, became caretakers, restoring and maintaining the picturesque graveyard as a peaceful refuge.
Ecker Hill Ski Jump
Completed in 1929, Ecker Hill became one of the premier ski jumping hills in the world during the 1930s and ’40s. National meets were held here regularly during that period, and several world records were broken on the hill by Alf Engen. The national and international fame of Ecker Hill established Utah as a prime ski center in the West and helped launch skiing as one of the state’s principal industries. After hosting the national championships in 1949, Ecker Hill’s prominence declined as larger, more professional jumping facilities were constructed both in this country and in Europe, and as downhill skiing emerged as the major attraction for ski enthusiasts. Ecker Hill was used decreasingly until the last jumps were made here in the early 1960s.
(Looking down on Ecker Hill)
In 1929, local ski-jumping enthusiasts Axel Andresen, Marhinius Strand and Peter Ecker conceived the idea of creating a world-class jumping facility at this site, then known as Rasmussen Ranch.
Through the diligent efforts of many supporters and the Rasmussen family, the jump became a reality. In a dedication ceremony on March 2, 1930, Governor George H. Dern named the hill after Ecker, then President of the Utah Ski Club.
Ecker Hill attracted amateur and professional jumpers from all over the world to compete in events that drew thousands of spectators. Alf Engen, who came to Utah from Norway in 1929 broke five world records here and became recipient of the “Skier of the Century” award.
Calmar Andresen, one of Utah’s amateur champions, lost his life here during a state tournament on February 22, 1934. The last official competition at this site was held in the early 1960’s. This monument serves as a memorial to Calmar Andresen and as a tribute to the achievements of Alf Engen and the other daring jumpers at Echer Hill.