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Rio Grande Train Station | Rio Grande Depot

Rio Grande Train Station | Rio Grande Depot



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  • Date Posted: Apr 30, 2014
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  • Address: 300 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City was founded in 1847 by Brigham Young and his Mormon disciples. They farmed the arid valley. Salt Lake City remains the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, less than half of the population of Salt Lake City proper are Mormon today.

Salt Lake City is home to about 200,000 residents. It is the capital and most populated city in Utah.

Rio Grande Depot Information:

The Rio Grande Depot opened its doors in 1911. By the 1950′s new technologies in transportation meant that cars and planes were being used by people more and more to travel. Railway passenger service declined. The Rio Grande Zephyr ran passengers to Denver three times weekly until the Thistle mudslide of 1983, which brought the line to a sudden end.

A few years after the mudslide, Amtrak moved in and ran trains out of the Rio Grande Depot until the tracks were moved west in 2000.

In 1977, the state of Utah bought the Rio Grande Depot for $1 as a home for State History.

Ghosts and the Paranormal at the Rio Grande Train Station | Rio Grande Depot in Salt Lake City Utah:

Disembodied voices and footsteps have been reported in the women’s restroom at the Rio Grande Depot in Salt Lake City. The ghost of a dark-haired woman wearing old-fashioned clothes is blamed for the strange sounds. This woman was purportedly struck by a train at the station when she tried to get an engagement ring that her boyfriend had thrown on the tracks.

Security officers have observed the ghost of a man on the ground floor of the Rio Grande Depot. He walks the balcony and lobby areas in the late evening hours.

A large group of apparitions was once spied by a security guard getting off the elevator in the basement of the Rio Grande Depot.

Resources:

Nightwatchers (n.d.). Haunted Utah. Retrieved May 16, 2011 from http://nightwatchers.myfastforum.org/archive/haunted-utah__o_t__t_973.html

Wikipedia (2011). Salt Lake City, Utah. Retrieved May 14, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Lake_City

Shadowlord (1998). Haunted Places Index. Retrieved April 23, 2011 from http://theshadowlands.net/places/utah.htm

State of Utah (2010). The Rio Grande Depot. Retrieved May 16, 2011 from http://history.utah.gov/about_us/depot.html

300 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT Utah 84101, USA

300 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT Utah 84101, USA




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