First Glacial Park walk-about, September 2015
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In 1995, the Sandy, Utah Granite View Stake published a book entitled, Granite - The Story of a Land and it's People. This book was a labor of love for local long time residents and descendants of Granite pioneers. This book chronicles the early beginnings of Granite through the formation of the Sandy Utah Granite View Stake. If you've not had a chance to read this book, ask one of your neighbors. Chances are they have a copy in their personal library. If not, it is available through Amazon.com
Granite fun facts
- Granite population as of 2000 census, 2,018.
- 43.7% of households have children under 18 (2000 census).
- The Median income for a household is 108,343 (2000 census).
- The Granite mountain record vaults hold 3 billion pages of family history records.
- Granite began as the site of a stone quarry for the Salt Lake Temple in 1859.
- Some of the granite blocks weighed up to 5,600 pounds and were first transported by ox-driven wagons to Temple Square.
- In 1875 property for the first school in Granite was deeded by Joseph and Sarah Despain. It was also used as a meeting room for church.
Watch clip from below of the historical granite vaults in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Part 2 of this clip is available at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYkLKAPzCfQ