The Lost History of Saltair -A Book and Documentary Project
(12-17-2018, 10:33 PM)DragonTamer Wrote: Yeah, I was kinda bummed that at the time the crowdfunding was going on, I was a) not in a great position to help out, and b) kinda burnt out by some negative Kickstarter experiences.  Sounds like a cool project, and I wish there was still a way to have gotten in on it.  Hopefully can track down a copy someday.

No worries. Once I am further along, I'll try to work in another pre-sale kind of thing.

(12-18-2018, 12:10 AM)Lagoon Lover Wrote: I don't know if you already said, but where could we buy the book?

Right now nowhere. I am working on a proposal for an publisher and also looking into the self publishing route. Once I get to that point then I'll have a better answer.
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(12-18-2018, 12:15 AM)UtahCoasterEnth Wrote: No worries. Once I am further along, I'll try to work in another pre-sale kind of thing.


Right now nowhere. I am working on a proposal for an publisher and also looking into the self publishing route. Once I get to that point then I'll have a better answer.

Great, I will be on the lookout Off topic, but I am also writing a book. It is just cool to know there are other writers out there who love amusement/ funparks. Of course, do not look to me for originality, just look at my "creative" name.  Tongue 

What style will your book be in? Or documentary story? Or whatever your calling it?
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(12-18-2018, 12:19 AM)Lagoon Lover Wrote: Great, I will be on the lookout Off topic, but I am also writing a book. It is just cool to know there are other writers out there who love amusement parks. Of course, do not look to me for originality, just look at my "creative" name.  Tongue 

What style will your book be in? Or documentary story? Or whatever your calling it?

The style I am going for is to explain the story as it happened but not just reciting facts, but making them flow. My intent is to have the readers be able to imagine themselves there. To make history come alive.

Whats your book about?
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(12-18-2018, 12:24 AM)UtahCoasterEnth Wrote: The style I am going for is to explain the story as it happened but not just reciting facts, but making them flow. My intent is to have the readers be able to imagine themselves there. To make history come alive.

Whats your book about?
Well, it is pretty different from your book. Very different.  It is a fiction, and I have been writing different drafts of it for about four years now, so it should be good. It is an adventure kind of fantasy book. Basically, the end of the world has happened. So it is kind of an apocalypse survival story, but not really at the same time, because there is a twist to it, and their is magic. And aliens. The best way  I can describe it is an apocalyptic version of harry potter and star wars, and some kind of superhero story. I sent it to one of my family memebers who has published a book, so I am waiting to hear back from him. 


I thought about writing a lagoon fun fact book, or an amusement park book, or something for a while. But I got interested in fiction. Or maybe I was kind of sad once I figured out that the lagoon history book beat me to it ha ha. My book is called Whispers of Today. Like I said, it is different from yours lol. I actually started writing an informative book a few years ago with material in it to educate someone who wanted to know more about theme parks or amusement parks. But I don't know why, I just lost interest.
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Through some extensive research, I believe to have narrowed down the area where the "Lake Shore" resort was located. This is the last of the bathing resort locations I needed to find its location. My book will feature in the beginning details about each of the 8 resorts that came before Saltair. This is done in order to allow the reader to understand Saltair's design easier as it was built taking in the considerations of how the resorts before it were built.
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So I was talking to a guy that drove trucks through Utah and I found it funny cause he called saltair a casino
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(01-23-2019, 01:49 AM)DeLorean Wrote: So I was talking to a guy that drove trucks through Utah and I found it funny cause he called saltair a casino

A few years back, there was an attempt to revitalize Saltair by introducing gaming. The idea was that you would pay to learn traditional casino games in a safe environment where the only money you lose is the entrance fee. Looks like things didn't go so well from the description on this video.


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(01-23-2019, 01:49 AM)DeLorean Wrote: So I was talking to a guy that drove trucks through Utah and I found it funny cause he called saltair a casino

(01-23-2019, 08:55 AM)Z Wrote: A few years back, there was an attempt to revitalize Saltair by introducing gaming. The idea was that you would pay to learn traditional casino games in a safe environment where the only money you lose is the entrance fee. Looks like things didn't go so well from the description on this video.
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-Z

Interesting. I would imagine that event being much more recent would be what the trucker, Delorean was taking to, was thinking off.

However, Historic Saltair had the sheriff's office out there many times to shut down supposed "Gambling." But it was never more than midway games that Lagoon or another amusement park have nowadays with a few nickle mechanical machines to try and win prizes we see at grocery stores. While they are games of chance and techically "gambling" its far from what in the minds of most people today what is considered "gambling."
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(01-23-2019, 01:36 PM)UtahCoasterEnth Wrote: Interesting. I would imagine that event being much more recent would be what the trucker, Delorean was taking to, was thinking off.

However, Historic Saltair had the sheriff's office out there many times to shut down supposed "Gambling." But it was never more than midway games that Lagoon or another amusement park have nowadays with a few nickle mechanical machines to try and win prizes we see at grocery stores. While they are games of chance and techically "gambling" its far from what in the minds of most people today what is considered "gambling."
Speaking of things we don't talk about, will there be mention of the LDS Church permitting the sale of beer at their resort while they had part ownership? I mean, if gambling was ok there, then that should be included, correct?

It's probably hard for people, at least nowadays, to imagine a time when Mormon Pioneers built breweries quickly after arriving in the Valley, ZCMI selling Beer, Wine, and "Valley Tan," the LDS Church paying off the construction costs of the Hotel Utah in beer and liquor sales, etc. Still hard to believe that at one time, Salt Lake City had more Taverns and Saloons per capita than any other city in the Union and possibly world. That Utah was known as the Beer Capital of the Western US. That Salt Lake City would be noted alongside Milwaukee and St. Louis when it came to beer and breweries. That you would hear "Fisher's," "Salt Lake Brewing Company," and "Becker's" alongside "Anheuser-Busch," "Coors," and "Schlitz." That you would order a "Budweiser" or an "American Beauty" Beer.

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(01-23-2019, 11:32 PM)linearinduction Wrote: Speaking of things we don't talk about, will there be mention of the LDS Church permitting the sale of beer at their resort while they had part  ownership? I mean, if gambling was ok there, then that should be included, correct?

It's probably hard for people, at least nowadays, to imagine a time when Mormon Pioneers built breweries quickly after arriving in the Valley, ZCMI selling Beer, Wine, and "Valley Tan," the LDS Church paying off the construction costs of the Hotel Utah in beer and liquor sales, etc. Still hard to believe that at one time, Salt Lake City had more Taverns and Saloons per capita than any other city in the Union and possibly world. That Utah was known as the Beer Capital of the Western US. That Salt Lake City would be noted alongside Milwaukee and St. Louis when it came to beer and breweries. That you would hear "Fisher's," "Salt Lake Brewing Company," and "Becker's" alongside "Anheuser-Busch," "Coors," and "Schlitz." That you would order a "Budweiser" or an "American Beauty" Beer.

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You are correct. My book is about the "lost" history of Saltair, so there is a section on the sale of alcohol at the resort. The selling of beer was big business to the resort and it was halted for the reason most  would not expect.
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