Wasatch Boulevard, which runs from Salt Lake City along the base of the Wasatch Mountains down to Big Cottonwood Canyon, was a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project.
For years Wasatch Boulevard was a popular scenic route along the base of the mountains to the canyons and recreation areas south of the city, like Big Cottonwood Canyon and Alta ski resort. In the past, it ran in splendid isolation beneath the formidable Wasatch front.
Today, Wasatch Boulevard is overshadowed by the Interstate 215, as well as massive new housing and commercial developments, as metropolitan Salt Lake City has exploded along the Wasatch front.
The photographs below were framed carefully to exclude surrounding development. Downtown Salt Lake City can be seen in the background of one.
Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on December 16, 2016.
Additional contributions by Joan Greer.
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