Rio Tinto (corporation)
Rio Tinto is an Anglo-Australian multinational and one of the world's largest metals and mining corporations. The company was founded in 1873, when a multinational consortium of investors purchased a mine complex on the Rio Tinto, in Huelva, from the Spanish government. Since the company has grown through a long series of mergers and acquisitions to place itself among the world leaders in the production of many commodities, including aluminium, iron ore, copper and diamonds. Although focused on extraction of minerals, Rio Tinto has significant operations in refining for refining bauxite and iron ore; the company has operations on six continents, but is concentrated in Australia and Canada, owns its mining operations through a complex web of wholly and owned subsidiaries. Rio Tinto has joint head offices in Melbourne. Rio Tinto is a dual-listed company traded on both the London Stock Exchange, where it is a component of the FTSE 100 Index, the Australian Securities Exchange, where it is a component of the S&P/ASX 200 index.
Additionally, American Depositary Shares of Rio Tinto's British branch are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, giving it listings on a total of 3 major stock exchanges. Since antiquity, a site along the Rio Tinto, in the Andalusian province of Huelva in Spain has been mined for copper, silver and other minerals. Around 3000 BC, Iberians and Tartessians began mining the site, followed by the Phoenicians, Romans and Moors. After a period of abandonment, the mines were rediscovered in 1556 and the Spanish government began operating them once again in 1724. However, Spain's mining operations there were inefficient, the government itself was otherwise distracted by political and financial crises, leading the government to sell the mines in 1873 at a price determined to be well below actual value; the purchasers of the mine were led by Hugh Matheson's Matheson and Company, which formed a syndicate consisting of Deutsche Bank and the civil engineering firm Clark and Company. At an auction held by the Spanish government to sell the mine on 14 February 1873, the group won with a bid of GB£3,680,000.
The bid specified that Spain would permanently relinquish any right to claim royalties on the mine's production. Following purchase of the mine, the syndicate launched the Rio Tinto Company, registering it on 29 March 1873. At the end of the 1880s, control of the firm passed to the Rothschild family, who increased the scale of its mining operations. Following their purchase of the Rio Tinto Mine, the new ownership constructed a number of new processing facilities, innovated new mining techniques, expanded mining activities. From 1877 to 1891, the Rio Tinto Mine was the world's leading producer of copper. From 1870 through 1925, the company was inwardly focused on exploiting the Rio Tinto Mine, with little attention paid to expansion or exploration activities outside of Spain; the company enjoyed strong financial success until 1914, colluding with other pyrite producers to control market prices. However, World War I and its aftermath eliminated the United States as a viable market for European pyrites, leading to a decline in the firm's prominence.
The company's failure to diversify during this period led to the slow decline of the company among the ranks of international mining firms. However, this changed in 1925. Geddes and the new management team he installed focused on diversification of the company's investment strategy and the introduction of organizational and marketing reforms. Geddes led the company into a series of joint ventures with customers in the development of new technologies, as well as exploration and development of new mines outside of Spain. Between 1925 and 1931, Geddes recruited two directors: JN Buchanan and RM Preston, as well as other executives involved with technical and other matters. Most significant was the company's investment in copper mines in Northern Rhodesia Zambia, which it consolidated into the Rhokana Corporation; these and efforts at diversification allowed the company to divest from the Rio Tinto mine in Spain. By the 1950s, Franco's nationalistic government had made it difficult to exploit Spanish resources for the profit of foreigners.
Rio Tinto Company, supported by its international investments, was able to divest two-thirds of its Spanish operations in 1954 and the remainder over the following years. Like many major mining companies, the Rio Tinto has grown through a series of mergers and acquisitions; the company's first major acquisition occurred in 1929, when the company issued stock for the purpose of raising 2.5 million pounds to invest in Northern Rhodesian copper mining companies, invested by the end of 1930. The Rio Tinto company consolidated its holdings of these various firms under the Rhokana Corporation by forcing the various companies to merge. Rio Tinto's investment in Rhodesian copper mines did much to support the company through troubled times at its Spanish Rio Tinto operations spanning the Spanish Civil War, World War II, Franco's nationalistic policies. In the 1950s, the political situation made it difficult for British and French owners to extract profits from Spanish operations, the company decided to dispose of the mines from which it took its name.
Thus, in 1954, Rio Tinto Company sold two-thirds of its stake in the Rio Tinto mines, disposing of the rest over the following years. The sale of the mines financed extensive e
Utah State Route 154
State Route 154 or Bangerter Highway is a partial expressway running west and north from Draper through western Salt Lake County reaching the Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City. Construction began in 1988 after planning. For the next ten years, portions of the highway opened as constructed, with the entire route finished by 1998. Original plans for the six-lane expressway running through the western suburbs of Salt Lake City placed Bangerter Highway running further north past the Salt Lake City International Airport into Davis County. However, any route north of the airport never reached fruition, whereas the original southerly end of the route was extended from Redwood Road to I-15. State Route 154 begins just southeast of a single-point urban interchange at I-15 at the intersection of 13800 South in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper; the three-lane road curves from the north to the west and widens to four lanes before accessing the I-15 interchange. Past the freeway exit, SR-154 expands to three lanes in each direction with a median barrier in the center.
With the exception of two variations in the course of the road prior to an intersection at Redwood Road, the highway heads due west. Throughout its whole route, with four exceptions, SR-154 intersects only major cross streets at grade-level intersections; the route runs into the boundary of Bluffdale and Riverton before definitively entering Riverton boundaries when the highway makes a northerly curve. Making a slight easterly jog in the process, the road maintains its six-lane divided-highway setup as it intersects 13400 South, 12600 South and 11400 South. Arriving in South Jordan, more cross streets intersect Bangerter Highway before the route traverses into West Jordan. There is no at-grade intersection at 7800 South SR-48, but an overpass with on- and off- ramps, permitting easy access to South Valley Regional Airport and allowing uninterrupted traffic flow on Bangerter. SR-154 continues, intersecting Bennion Boulevard; the route slides to the west, crossing 5400 South and 4700 South. As SR-154 enters West Valley City, it intersects 4100 South, 3500 South, 3100 South.
The highway curves northwest, intersecting with Parkway Boulevard, Lake Park Boulevard, 2100 South before meeting SR-201 at a diverging diamond interchange and entering Salt Lake City. Losing one lane in each direction, the route meanders northerly toward the Airport, crossing 1820 South and California Avenue before meeting at a cloverleaf interchange at I-80 and terminating at the access road to the Airport. Planning for the West Valley Highway began in the 1960s as a local federal-aid project; the proposed alignment began at the curve in SR-68 near 15300 South and proceeded north-northwesterly and northerly, following a path much like the present alignment to I-80. It continued north along what was the west boundary of the Salt Lake City Municipal Airport No. 1 into 4000 West, curving east onto 2200 North and ending at I-215. A drainage canal was moved to make room for a loop from 2200 North onto northbound I-215, but when the Interstate was finished south of 2200 North in the mid-1980s, a diamond interchange was built instead.
The north segment was rerouted to continue north-northeasterly from the airport into Davis County. Salt Lake County was able to build the highway between SR-201 and I-80 with federal funding, but it took the state to finish it. In 1989, the Utah Transportation Commission added a portion of the proposed West Valley Highway to the state highway system as State Route 154. A newly proposed corridor ran west from I-15 near 13400 South to near 3200 West, where it joined the older proposal and headed north to I-80. With the help of Governor Norman H. Bangerter, longtime resident of West Valley City, the project received needed money from the state's general fund, was opened between SR-201 and SR-171 on November 26, 1991; the Transportation Commission renamed the highway after Bangerter in May 1993. It was completed to I-15 on November 17, 1998. In 2007, a continuous flow intersection was constructed at the junction of SR-154 and SR-171, one of a few such intersections in the United States; the intersection is one of the busiest in the state and handles 100,000 vehicles on a typical weekday.
In 2011, five more intersections were upgraded to continuous-flow intersections as part of the Bangerter 2.0 project. Another CFI was completed at the 13400 South intersection in 2013. UDOT has begun the process of converting several at-grade intersections into grade-separated interchanges, all of them single-point urban interchanges; the first was completed at 7800 South in 2012, followed by one at Redwood Road in 2015. In 2016, a new interchange was completed at 600 West, the first to not replace a pre-existing intersection. At the same time, the nearby intersection at 200 West was converted to right-in/right-out access only. Through 2017 and 2018, the Bangerter Four project converted four intersections into interchanges: 5400 South, 7000 South, 9
The Colorado Plateau known as the Colorado Plateau Province, is a physiographic and desert region of the Intermontane Plateaus centered on the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States. This province covers an area of 336, 700 km2 within western Colorado, northwestern New Mexico and eastern Utah, northern Arizona. About 90% of the area is drained by the Colorado River and its main tributaries: the Green, San Juan, Little Colorado. Most of the remainder of the plateau is drained by its tributaries; the Colorado Plateau is made up of high desert, with scattered areas of forests. In the southwest corner of the Colorado Plateau lies the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River. Much of the Plateau's landscape is related, in both appearance and geologic history, to the Grand Canyon; the nickname "Red Rock Country" suggests the brightly colored rock left bare to the view by dryness and erosion. Domes, fins, river narrows, natural bridges, slot canyons are only some of the additional features typical of the Plateau.
The Colorado Plateau has the greatest concentration of U. S. National Park Service units in the country outside the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Among its nine National Parks are Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, Mesa Verde, Petrified Forest. Among its 18 National Monuments are Bears Ears, Rainbow Bridge, Hovenweep, Sunset Crater Volcano, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Natural Bridges, Canyons of the Ancients, Chaco Culture National Historical Park and the Colorado National Monument; this province is bounded by the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, by the Uinta Mountains and Wasatch Mountains branches of the Rockies in northern and central Utah. It is bounded by the Rio Grande Rift, Mogollon Rim and the Basin and Range Province. Isolated ranges of the Southern Rocky Mountains such as the San Juan Mountains in Colorado and the La Sal Mountains in Utah intermix into the central and southern parts of the Colorado Plateau, it is composed of six sections: Uinta Basin Section High Plateaus Section Grand Canyon Section Canyon Lands Section Navajo Section Datil SectionAs the name implies, the High Plateaus Section is, on average, the highest section.
North-south trending normal faults that include the Hurricane, Grand Wash, Paunsaugunt separate the section's component plateaus. This fault pattern is caused by the tensional forces pulling apart the adjacent Basin and Range province to the west, making this section transitional. Occupying the southeast corner of the Colorado Plateau is the Datil Section. Thick sequences of mid-Tertiary to late-Cenozoic-aged lava covers this section. Development of the province has in large part been influenced by structural features in its oldest rocks. Part of the Wasatch Line and its various faults form the western edge of the province. Faults that run parallel to the Wasatch Fault that lies along the Wasatch Range form the boundaries between the plateaus in the High Plateaus Section; the Uinta Basin, Uncompahgre Uplift, the Paradox Basin were created by movement along structural weaknesses in the region's oldest rock. In Utah, the province includes several higher fault-separated plateaus: Awapa Plateau Aquarius Plateau Kaiparowits Plateau Markagunt Plateau Paunsaugunt Plateau Sevier Plateau Fishlake Plateau Pavant Plateau Gunnison Plateau and the Tavaputs Plateau.
Some sources include the Tushar Mountain Plateau as part of the Colorado Plateau, but others do not. The flat-lying sedimentary rock units that make up these plateaus are found in component plateaus that are between 4,900 to 11,000 feet above sea level. A supersequence of these rocks is exposed in the various cliffs and canyons that make up the Grand Staircase. Younger east-west trending escarpments of the Grand Staircase extend north of the Grand Canyon and are named for their color: Chocolate Cliffs, Vermillion Cliffs, White Cliffs, Gray Cliffs, the Pink Cliffs. Within these rocks are abundant mineral resources that include uranium, coal and natural gas. Study of the area's unusually clear geologic history has advanced that science. A rain shadow from the Sierra Nevada far to the west and the many ranges of the Basin and Range means that the Colorado Plateau receives six to sixteen inches of annual precipitation. Higher areas receive more precipitation and are covered in forests of pine and spruce.
Though it can be said that the Plateau centers on the Four Corners, Black Mesa in northern Arizona is much closer to the east-west, north-south midpoint of the Plateau Province. Lying southeast of Glen Canyon and southwest of Monument Valley at the north end of the Hopi Reservation, this remote coal-laden highland has about half of the Colorado Plateau's acreage north of it, half south of it, half west of it, half east of it; the Ancestral Puebloan People lived in the region from 2000 to 700 years ago. A party from Santa Fe led by Fathers Dominguez and Escalante, unsuccessfully seeking an overland route to California, made a five-month out-and-back trip through much of the Plateau in 1776-1777. Despite having lost one arm in the American Civil War, U. S. Army Major and geologist John Wesley Powell explored the area in 1869 and 1872. Using wooden oak boats and small groups of men the Powell Geographic Expedition charted this unknown region of the United States for the federal government. Construction of the Hoover Dam in the 1930s and the Glen Canyon Dam in the 1960s changed the character of the Colorado River.
Reduced sediment load changed its color from reddish brown t
History of Utah
The History of Utah is an examination of the human history and social activity within the state of Utah located in the western United States. Archaeological evidence dates the earliest habitation of Native Americans in Utah to about 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. Paleolithic people lived near the Great Basin's swamps and marshes, which had an abundance of fish and small game animals. Big game, including bison and ground sloths were attracted to these water sources. Over the centuries, the mega-fauna died, this population was replaced by the Desert Archaic people, who sheltered in caves near the Great Salt Lake. Relying more on gathering than the previous Utah residents, their diet was composed of cattails and other salt tolerant plants such as pickleweed, burro weed and sedge. Red meat appears to have been more of a luxury, although these people used nets and the atlatl to hunt water fowl, small animals and antelope. Artifacts include nets woven with plant fibers and rabbit skin, woven sandals, gaming sticks, animal figures made from split-twigs.
About 3,500 years ago, lake levels rose and the population of Desert Archaic people appears to have decreased. The Great Basin may have been unoccupied for 1,000 years; the Fremont culture, named from sites near the Fremont River in Utah, lived in what is now north and western Utah and parts of Nevada and Colorado from 600 to 1300 AD. These people lived in areas close to water sources, occupied by the Desert Archaic people, may have had some relationship with them. However, their use of new technologies define them as a distinct people. Fremont technologies include: use of the bow and arrow while hunting, building pithouse shelters, growing maize and beans and squash, building above ground granaries of adobe or stone and decorating low-fired pottery ware, producing art, including jewelry and rock art such as petroglyphs and pictographs; the ancient Puebloan culture known as the Anasazi, occupied territory adjacent to the Fremont. The ancestral Puebloan culture centered on the present-day Four Corners area of the Southwest United States, including the San Juan River region of Utah.
Archaeologists debate when this distinct culture emerged, but cultural development seems to date from about the common era, about 500 years before the Fremont appeared. It is accepted that the cultural peak of these people was around the 1200 CE. Ancient Puebloan culture is known for well constructed pithouses and more elaborate adobe and masonry dwellings, they were excellent craftsmen, producing fine pottery. The Puebloan culture was based on agriculture, the people created and cultivated fields of maize and squash and domesticated turkeys, they produced elaborate field terracing and irrigation systems. They built structures, some known as kivas designed for cultural and religious rituals; these two cultures were contemporaneous, appear to have established trading relationships. They shared enough cultural traits that archaeologists believe the cultures may have common roots in the early American Southwest. However, each remained culturally distinct throughout most of their history; these two well established cultures appear to have been impacted by climatic change and by the incursion of new people in about 1200 CE.
Over the next two centuries, the Fremont and ancient Pueblo people may have moved into the American southwest, finding new homes and farmlands in the river drainages of Arizona, New Mexico and northern Mexico. In about 1200, Shoshonean speaking peoples entered Utah territory from the west, they may have originated in southern California and shifted into a desert environment due to population pressure along the coast. They were an upland people with a hunting and gathering lifestyle utilizing roots and seeds, including the pinyon nut, they were skillful fishermen, created pottery and raised some crops. When they first arrived in Utah, they lived as small family groups with little tribal organization. Four main Shoshonean peoples inhabited Utah country; the Shoshone in the north and northeast, the Gosiutes in the northwest, the Utes in the central and eastern parts of the region and the Southern Paiutes in the southwest. There seems to have been little conflict between these groups. In the early 16th century, the San Juan River basin in Utah's southeast saw a new people, the Díne or Navajo, part of a greater group of plains Athabaskan speakers moved into the Southwest from the Great Plains.
In addition to the Navajo, this language group contained people that were known as Apaches, including the Lipan and Mescalero Apaches. Athabaskans were a hunting people who followed the bison, were identified in 16th-century Spanish accounts as "dog nomads"; the Athabaskans expanded their range throughout the 17th century, occupying areas the Pueblo peoples had abandoned during prior centuries. The Spanish first mention the "Apachu de Nabajo" in the 1620s, referring to the people in the Chama valley region east of the San Juan River, north west of Santa Fe. By the 1640s, the term Navaho was applied to these same people. Although the Navajo newcomers established a peaceful trading and cultural exchange with the some modern Pueblo peoples to the south, they experienced intermittent warfare with the Shoshonean peoples the Utes in eastern Utah and western Colorado. At the time of European expansion, beginning with Spanish explorers traveling from Mexico, five distinct native peoples occupied territory within the Utah area: the Northern Shoshone, the Goshute, the Ute, the Paiute and the Navajo.
The Spanish explorer Fran
Downtown Salt Lake City
Downtown is the oldest district in Salt Lake City, Utah. The grid from which the entire city is laid out originates at Temple Square, the location of the Salt Lake Temple. Downtown Salt Lake City is defined as the area between North Temple and 400 South Streets north to south and about 500 East and 600 West Streets east to west. Downtown encompasses the areas of Temple Square, The Gateway, Main Street, the central business district, South Temple, others. Along with local and state government and non profits, two primary business organizations - the Salt Lake Chamber and the Downtown Alliance promote Salt Lake CIty's downtown as the heart of the state, as its most lively and diverse locale. Downtown's layout was first planned in 1833. Joseph Smith designed the Plat of Zion, a plan for cities of 20,000 people each that followed city blocks with self-sufficient family farms surrounding several temples in the center. Smith meant for this plan to be applied to the City of Zion in the Midwestern United States, but following persecution and Smith's assassination, the plans were carried westward by the Mormon pioneers.
Downtown Salt Lake began to form in 1847 when Brigham Young chose the site of the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, forming the core of the settlement. Temple Square became the center of the grid system, bounded by South Temple, West Temple, North Temple, East Temple Streets. Streets are named according to their distance and direction from the southeast corner of Temple Square. East Temple was popularly known as Main Street, was renamed sometime in the late 19th century, it has been the commercial center of the city. The early Mormon pioneers, who settled in Salt Lake City, adopted a form of consecration whereby crops grown and products produced were divided among members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in local congregations; this enabled new settlers to have the food and products they needed after they made the rigorous journey to Salt Lake City. This exchange was organized into what would become Zions Cooperative Mercantile Institution.
The first businesses to locate on Main Street were those founded by James A. Livingston and Charles A. Kincade, in 1850, in the area south of the Council House, being built on the corner of Main and South Temple Streets; the Mormon pioneers lived a secluded existence in the remote Salt Lake Valley for the first 20 years of settlement. However, in 1865 U. S. troops stationed in Park City announced it to the world. With this announcement, an new element began streaming into Salt Lake City. Prospectors changed the downtown district. In accommodation of the new crowd, many of the Main Street businesses were saloons, earning the street the nickname "Whiskey Street". For many years, there existed a cultural divide in Salt Lake City. Mormons would shop and congregate around the Salt Lake Temple, the Gardens at Temple Square and ZCMI on the north-end of Main Street, those who were not members of the church, who were prospectors in the early days, would stay south of the predominantly Mormon area; the business district extended along the west side of Main between South Temple and 100 South.
By the 1880s, the area had expanded to both sides of the street and down to 200 South, increased about a block a decade, until 1900, when it reached 400 South. Today, the southern limit of downtown Salt Lake City is considered 900 South. From 1870 to the 1930s, Commercial Street was Salt Lake's notorious red light district. Prostitution was begrudgingly tolerated as long as it was confined to Commercial Street, thus kept out of the public eye. In the late 1880s, the trade was unofficially licensed. Police would ""fine" them $50 each. After a physical examination, they would be released and allowed to ply their trade without any further fear of molestation. Many notable Salt Lakers owned buildings on Commercial Street, including the Brigham Young Trust Company, whose board included many prominent members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brigham Young, Jr. a church Apostle and vice president of the bank, temporarily resigned over the matter, until the building was sold. After World War II, many people could afford to move out of downtown into the suburbs.
By 1971, 60% of the homes in downtown Salt Lake City were in major disrepair. Starting in the 1960s, revitalization efforts began, spearheaded by the LDS Church, who had always considered downtown their home. During the'70s, they built the ZCMI Center Mall on a full city block of land that had housed the ZCMI department store, preserving the historic storefront; the Church leased land to a developer to build Crossroads Mall. The land for the mall housed the Amussen Jewelry building, at the time Salt Lake City's oldest building. A study commissioned by the city found it to be Salt Lake City's most architecturally significant building, efforts to preserve it were underway. However, before the building could be saved, it was torn down to make way for the mall. Built during this era was the LDS Church Office Building, completed in 1973, which at that time was Salt Lake's tallest building at 28 floors. However, this was surpassed in 1999 by the American Stores Tower. Although it has fewer floors, it is taller than the Church Office Building by two feet, although the Church Office Building appears taller because it is l
Red Line (TRAX)
The Red Line is a light rail line on the TRAX system in the Salt Lake Valley of Utah operated by the Utah Transit Authority. It began operation in December 2001 as the peak-hour-only Sandy/University Line, running from the University of Utah south to Sandy Civic Center on the Blue Line, it was rerouted to South Jordan and renamed the Red Line in August 2011, running as an all-day route. The current line runs from the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City through the south end of Downtown Salt Lake City, South Salt Lake, Midvale, West Jordan, South Jordan to the University of Utah's South Jordan Medical Center in Daybreak; the 703 route number was first used by the Sandy/University Line known as the Murray/Midvale/University Line, which opened on December 15, 2001, along with the University Line. The original line from the University to Sandy ran only twice a day during commute hours, while the University Line ran regularly; the southern end of the line was discontinued on May 1, 2011, leaving Fashion Place West in Murray as the new southern terminus.
On August 7, 2011, UTA switched to a color-based naming system and the Sandy–University Line became the Red Line, while the original SLC Intermodal-Sandy line became the Blue Line. That day marked the opening of the Mid-Jordan extension, running from Fashion Place West through Midvale and West Jordan to the Daybreak development in South Jordan. Nine new stations and over 10 miles of tracks were constructed for the Daybreak extension at an estimated cost of $452 million; the TRAX Red Line is designated as UTA Route 703. The Red Line begins at Daybreak Parkway, adjacent to the University of Utah's South Jordan Medical Center, located in the middle of South Grandville Avenue, north of West Daybreak Parkway and east of the new Mountain View Corridor at about 5200 West and 11400 South in the Daybreak Community of South Jordan, it heads northwest, remaining in the middle of South Grandville Avenue, until it reaches about 5600 West and 10900 South, at which point South Grandville Avenue heads north.
Shortly thereafter, it reaches South Jordan Parkway. Continuing north, it crosses over Bingham Creek and leaves the Daybreak Community and South Jordan and enters West Jordan just before reaching the next station 5600 W Old Bingham Hwy, it heads northwest just south of and paralleling West Old Bingham Highway. After crossing South 5200 West and South 4800 West, it reaches the next station, 4800 W Old Bingham Hwy. Continuing northeast and still paralleling West Old Bingham Highway, it crosses Wasatch Meadows Drive, West 9000 South, South 4000 West. After crossing over Bangeter Highway, it continues on its northeastern course. Just after West Old Bingham Highway heads directly north the Red Line reaches Jordan Valley. Before and after Jordan Valley the parallel roadway on the north side is West 8600 South. After crossing South 3200 West, the Red Line no longer follows a roadway right-of-way, but maintains its northeastern course. After crossing the Utah and Salt Lake Canal Trail, it crosses South 2700 West and reaches the next station 2700 West Sugar Factory Road.
Maintaining its northeastern course, the Red Line runs north of, but parallel to, Sugar Factory Road as it crosses over the South Jordan Canal and immediately crosses South 2200 West. Thereafter, it continues northeast. After crossing South Redwood Road, it reaches West Jordan City Center. Before and after West Jordan City Center the parallel roadway on the south side is West 8045 South; the West Jordan City Hall, West Jordan court building, Jordan School District office building are northwest and north of this station. From South 1500 West, the Red Line maintains is northeastern course as it crosses South 1300 West and passes south of the West Jordan City Cemetery before reaching Historic Gardner; this station is located just south of Gardner Village. From the Historic Gardner, it heads north crossing over the North Jordan Canal and over West 7800 South, it briefly runs along the west side of, but parallel to, the Jordan River Parkway and the Jordan River. It heads east and crosses over the Jordan River before crossing Bingham Junction Boulevard and reaching Bingham Junction.
It crosses over South 700 West before turning north and crossing West 7300 South. Continuing north it crosses over West 7200 South and crosses West 6960 South before passing by the west side of the UTA's Lovendahl Rail Service Center and heading northeast under the southbound on ramp from I-215 to I-15 and I-15 itself; the Red Line crosses under the Union Pacific and FrontRunner tracks and under the I-15 northbound off ramps to I-215. It crosses Cottonwood Street before heading north at the junction with the TRAX Blue Line; the previous station for the Blue Line is Midvale Fort Union. Just after the junction the two lines cross Winchester Drive and reach Fashion Place West. From Fashion Place West, the Blue and Red lines continue north on the east side of South 300 West as they cross over I-215 and cross West 6100 South and Wes
Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
The Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located in South Jordan, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City. South Jordan was the first city in the world to have two temples; the temple was the 13th in the state of Utah. The Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple serves 83,000 Latter-day Saints living in the western Salt Lake Valley; the building is faced with light beige granite milled in China. The Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple was built on a bluff on the edge of the Daybreak Community; the edifice features a single stone spire 193 feet high, topped by a 9-foot statue of the angel Moroni. Ground was broken for construction on December 16, 2006. At the groundbreaking it was announced the structure would be named the "Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple". Located on an 11-acre site, the temple sits at the foot of the Oquirrh Mountains that form the western edge of the Salt Lake Valley and faces east toward a panoramic view of the Wasatch Mountains. From the site, visitors can see the other three temples in the valley: the Draper, Jordan River and Salt Lake temples.
On June 13, 2009, the spire was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm. The statue of the angel Moroni was tarnished, was replaced on August 11, 2009. Prior to dedicatory services that took place on August 21–23, 2009, the public was invited to tour the new temple during an open house from June 1, 2009 to August 1, 2009. A. Roger Merrill, temple president Comparison of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by geographic region Temple architecture The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah "News Release", Newsroom, LDS Church, December 16, 2006, archived from the original on January 4, 2007, retrieved December 19, 2006 Page, Jared.