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Utah mines have paid a little more than $80,000,000 in dividends.

There are 2,135,000 acres of land under irrigation, with 10,000,000 more that may be irrigated. About two-thirds of Utah's population engages in agriculture.

Utah produces annually about 265,000 barrels of salt.

There are 7,424,792 acres of national forest in Utah; and for the year ending July 1, 1908, they brought $32,152 cash returns.

There are 8,000 miles of public roads in Utah; 3,000 of them in the mountains.

Population of Salt Lake City, 1908, according to E. L. Polk & Company, 112,346.

Salt Lake City streets are 132 feet wide.

The building front of each block is 660 feet.

No congestion, no darkness.

Business street surface all asphalt no cobbles.

Salt Lake has 150.054 miles of paved sidewalks and 50 miles more are being constructed.

Area of Salt Lake City (including reservation), sq. miles 47

Miles of streets 330

Miles of streets graded, 311.35; and paved, 18.65

Railroads entering city 6

Miles electric street railway 105

Miles public sewers 106

Miles gas mains 90

Miles water mains laid 167

Capacity of water supply per day (av.), gals 39,000,000

Electric Street lights 663

Daily newspapers 5

Church bodies 15

Church buildings 44

Volumes in free public library, January 1, 1909 . . . 33,140

Acres in Liberty Park 100

Acres in Pioneer Park 10

Thermal and mineral springs 4

Public schools 27

Teachers in public schools 464

School population 20,114

Per cent, in attendance 94.2

Value of school property $1,461,897

Cost of City and County Building $955,000

Cost of Mormon Temple $1,326,241

Annual death rate per thousand 13

Tax rate, State 5

Tax rate. State school 3

Tax rate, city, mills 13

Tax rate, city schools, mills 9

Tax rate, county 4.5

Tax rate, county schools 2.5

Tax rate, State, city and county, total mills 37

Assessed value Salt Lake City's real and personal property $48,896,349  



Source: Sketches of the Inter-Mountain States, Utah, Idaho and Nevada, Published by The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1909 



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