Town and City Video Tours - Salina, Utah
Driving towards Las Vegas from Colorado can be a tiring drive through Utah (Until you hit St. George etc on the west side). We decided to stop at the first populated area after miles of travelling! This area was called Salina, UT... Check it out!
Salina (/səˈlaɪnə/ sə-ly-nə) is a city in Sevier County, Utah, United States. The population was 2,393 at the 2000 census.
In 1866 troubles with Indians who used the area as their hunting ground (the Black Hawk War (Utah)) forced the white settlers to retreat to the Manti area. They returned to Salina in 1871, organized a militia, and constructed a fort and buildings for a school and a church. At that time they discovered coal deposits in almost inexhaustible quantities in the canyon east of the settlement.
A creek north of the settlement was tapped to provide water for irrigation, domestic purposes, and to power various enterprises such as sawmills, grist mills, salt refineries and generation of electricity. The Sevier River was tapped in 1874, and by 1908 the area west of the settlement was being fully cultivated.
In June 1891 the settlement was connected to the state's railroad system, and that year the central area was incorporated as a town. It soon became the shipping terminal between the area settlements and the rest of the state. In 1913 the town was re-incorporated as a city.
During World War II, Salina contained a POW camp, housing 250 German prisoners both of the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS. On the night of July 8, 1945, Private Clarence Bertucci climbed one of the guard towers and took aim at the tents where the prisoners were sleeping. He fired 250 rounds from a light machine gun and managed to hit some thirty tents in his fifteen-second rampage. By the time a corporal managed to disarm Bertucci, six prisoners were dead and an additional twenty-two were wounded (three would later die of their wounds).
This incident was called the Salina Massacre. Bertucci, who was from New Orleans, was declared insane and spent the remainder of his life in an institution.
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America's Most Visited National Park! - Great Smoky Mountains National Park
USA's Most Visited National Park! - Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Tennessee & North Carolina
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. The border between Tennessee and North Carolina runs northeast to southwest through the centerline of the park. It is the most visited national park in the United States.
Attractions and Activities
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a major tourist attraction in the region. Over 9 million tourists and 11 million non-recreational visitors traveled to the park in 2010, more than twice as many visitors as the Grand Canyon, the second most visited national park. Surrounding towns, notably Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Townsend, Tennessee, and Cherokee, Sylva, Maggie Valley, and Bryson City, North Carolina receive a significant portion of their income from tourism associated with the park.
The two main visitors' centers inside the park are Sugarlands Visitors' Center near the Gatlinburg entrance to the park and Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, North Carolina at the eastern entrance to the park. These ranger stations provide exhibits on wildlife, geology, and the history of the park. They also sell books, maps, and souvenirs. Unlike most other national parks, there is no entry fee to the park.
The park has a number of historical attractions. The most well-preserved of these (and most popular) is Cades Cove, a valley with a number of preserved historic buildings including log cabins, barns, and churches. Cades Cove is the single most frequented destination in the national park. Self-guided automobile and bicycle tours offer the many sightseers a glimpse into the way of life of old-time southern Appalachia. Other historical areas within the park include Roaring Fork, Cataloochee, Elkmont, and the Mountain Farm Museum and Mingus Mill at Oconaluftee.
• Cades Cove Historic District
• Elkmont Historic District
• Oconaluftee Archaeological District
• Noah Ogle Place
• Roaring Fork Historic District
Hannah Cabin in Little Cataloochee, was built in the mid-1800s by John Jackson Hannah, the son of early pioneer Evan Hannah. The cabin's brick chimney is one of only three in theSmoky Mountains.
• Alex Cole Cabin
• Clingmans Dome Observation Tower
• Hall Cabin (in Hazel Creek area)
• John Messer Barn
• John Ownby Cabin
• Oconaluftee Baptist Church (also called Smokemont Baptist Church)
• Tyson McCarter Place
• Mayna Treanor Avent Studio
• Little Greenbrier School
• Walker Sisters Place
Gatlinburg is a mountain resort city in Sevier County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 3,944 at the 2010 Census, and 4,047 according to the 2012 Census estimate. The city is a popular vacation resort, as it rests on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along U.S. Route 441, which connects Gatlinburg to Cherokee, North Carolina through the national park..
Gatlinburg is an important tourism destination in Tennessee, with many man-made attractions, and it borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Ober Gatlinburg is the onlyski resort in Tennessee. It has eight ski trails, three chair lifts, a wildlife encounter area, and is accessible via roads and a gondola from the city strip. The Gatlinburg Trolley, a privately funded public transit system, caters to area tourists.
Another popular attraction is Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies which also features special exhibits covering subjects such as the Titanic, pirates and more recently the planet Mars.Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country, which are both named for Dolly Parton, are amusement parks located in nearby Pigeon Forge.
During the Christmas season the entire downtown area is decorated with lights for the Winterfest Celebration. This celebration takes place from November thru February.  Visitors during the Winterfest Celebration can also take a Trolly Ride of the Lights from Nov 12, 2014 to Jan 25, 2015 for only $5.00.
Cherokee (ᏣᎳᎩ in Cherokee language) /ˈtʃɛrɵkiː/  is a census-designated place (CDP) in Swain and Jackson counties in western North Carolina, United States, within the Qualla Boundary land trust. It is located in the Oconaluftee River Valley around the intersection of U.S. Route 19 and U.S. Route 441. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 2,138.
Harrah's Cherokee Casino opened in 1995 and dramatically changed everything from jobs to education to health care for Cherokee tribe members.
10 Interesting Facts about Utah
Boasting a natural beauty and a colorful history, Utah is one of the most popular states in the Western United States. Enjoy the diversity and hidden treasures of Utah with these interesting Utah facts.
1. Salt Lake City, UT, has more plastic surgeons per capita than any other city in the United States
2. Salt Lake City, UT, is home to the nation’s leading manufacturer of rubber chickens.
3. Utah has the highest rate of online porn subscriptions in the United States.
4. Polygamy was practiced in Utah until it was banned in 1890 as a condition of being granted statehood. Today, there are roughly 40,000 polygamous marriages in the state.
5. Utah has one of the highest rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States. Over the past decade, it has increased by 800%.
6. Utah is home to the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo. It is the nation’s second largest on-site language school, after the U.S. Defense Department’s Language Institute in Monterey, California.
7. Utah has the highest literacy rate in the United States.
8. Utah’s Great Salt Lake is about four times saltier than any of the world’s oceans. If a person boiled 1 quart of water from the saltiest part of the lake, a half cup of salt would remain.
9. Utah is called the “Beehive State” because most of Utah’s early settlers belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). They envisioned themselves as a “hive of industry.”
10. Walter Frederick Morrison, the man credited with inventing the Frisbee, was born in Richfield, Utah. He said he got the idea for the “Pluto Platter” after throwing cake tins on the beach.
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Kanab in Utah
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Tropic Utah - Video Drive Thru Tropic in HD
Video Tour of Tropic Utah. Tropic is located within a few miles of Bryce Canyon National Park. Tropic is on Utah Scenic Byway Route 12.
Camp Salina Utah (WW2 POW Camp)
Camp Salina is an old POW camp located in Salina Utah and is remembered for the “worst massacre at a POW camp in U.S. history, the Utah Prisoner of War Massacre.
During WW2 the camp had 43 tents, an officers quarter and 3 guard towers and held around 250 German soldiers. On July 7, 1945 a soldier named Private Bertucci climbed the one of the guard towers with a .30-caliber M1917 machine gun and opened fire on the sleeping Germans.
Bertucci shot 30 of the 43 tents where the German POWs were sleeping killing 9 prisoners and wounding 20 others. Berucci is reported to have then been taken into custody without any resistance by his fellow soldiers and is quoted saying Get more ammo! I'm not done yet! before stopping.
Bertucci was later declared insane by the military and hospitalized. The victims of the viscous attack were buried with full military honors at Fort Douglas cemetery.
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How Smoky Mountain got it's name
Quick video of a natural coal fire I came across in Southern Utah. It's existed since pioneers first visited the area, geologists say coal fires have existed in the area for thousands of years. A lightning strike starts it burning and the fire snakes down under ground through tiny fissures and cracks slowly smoldering through all weather, seasons, and years.
This is one of the few places in the world a coal fire is naturally occurring and not the result of a mine accident.
Working on getting a full video of the entire trip up.
May 13, 2014 Going North on highway 22, Utah
We have just left Ruby's Inn in Bryce Canyon and we are going North on John's Valley Road (highway 22).
Rock City Park Largest Outcropping of Quartz Conglomerate
Rock City Park has the largest outcropping of quartz conglomerate in the world! What a rockin' place!
As you can see from this video, Rock City Park has beautiful fall colors and offers visitors a great short hiking experience.
Rock City Park is a majestic geological spectacle of enormous rock formations and is often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. This prehistoric ocean floor is the World’s largest exposure of quartz conglomerate (also called ocean spar or puddingstone) and attracts thousands of visitors yearly.
Rock City Park is part of the Cattaraugus County Geology Trail.
Rock City Park is in Cattaraugus County, the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York State. Find more to do in the Enchanted Mountains at
Video recorded in October 2016 by Eyes in the Sky Productions