Obscure history and archaeology of the Salt Lake City area (plus some Utah West Desert) as researched by Rachel Quist. Follow me on Instagram @rachels_slc_history and Twitter @slc_history
07 August 2022
Salt Lake County in Relation to Lake Bonneville
The Salt Lake Valley has Lake Bonneville shorelines on the west (Oquirrh) and east (Wasatch) sides of the valley. You just need to look at the mountainsides to see those etched horizontal lines (the Provo and the Bonneville being the easiest to spot).
But it is also fun to see where those shorelines are in areas where it is more difficult to spot them, like under the built environment of our cities.
This map shows how the cities of Salt Lake County are situated in relation to the shorelines.