Portion of Saltair Pavilion on Great Salt Lake

Portion of Saltair Pavilion on Great Salt Lake Salt Lake City Utah

Stock #: 340409
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Salt Lake City
State: Utah (UT)
County: Salt Lake
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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This great dead sea, the largest in the world, is located 18 miles west of Salt Lake City. It covers an approximate area of 2,140 square miles, being 50 miles wide and 75 miles long with an average depth of 13 feet. Like the Dead Sea in Palestine, it is fed by the Jordan River, but has no known outlet other than evaporation. The salt shrimp is the only living insect known to exist therein. The water is 21 per cent mineral and thousands of tons of salt are shipped annually from this source. The water of the lake is so heavy one cannot sink, affording the most delightful bathing in the world, which is enjoyed by thousands each season. The Saltair Pavilion is Moorish in design, it shelters the largest open-air dancing floor in the world. It houses the lunch pavilion, a thrilling roller coaster, cafe, practically unlimited concrete automobile parking space, and scores of amusement concessions. Saltair is reached by a speedy electric railway in twenty-five minutes or over two splendid motoring highways