Are you following Rachel Quist at Rachel’s SLC History? Rachel shares fun facts and obscure history of the SLC area. Last year, she shared the dark and haunted history of some common spots around the valley.
Sugar House Park
The site of the former Utah State Prison where several executions took place. Also the site of the prison cemetery.
Bonneville Golf Course
In the 1800s there was a quarantine station here. People passing through Emigration Canyon on their way to Salt Lake were required to isolate if ill. Later, this was the site of an isolation hospital commonly referred to as Pest House.
These apartments were built on the first cemetery of Mormon pioneers, which also dug into Indigenous burial grounds. In the 1980s, all the remains of the Mormon settlers were removed and relocated to This Is the Place Heritage Park.
The Railroad Crossing at 10200 S. 400 W.
The 1938 Jordan High School Bus tragedy occurred here when 25 students and the bus driver died in a freight train collision.