Mailed in 1910, this divided back postcard offers a nice view of the Saltair Pavilion entrance. The historic structure endured countless challenges, including fire and the occasional receding of the Great Salt Lake. Enthusiasts of vintage horror and b-movies might know the pavilion as a key setting in the 1962 film, Carnival of Souls.
Iconic view of the Saltair Pavilion on Utah’s Great Salt Lake. The popular swimming destination featured water with such a high salt content that it was virtually impossible to sink, a novelty that attracted visitors for decades. You can see a variation of this postcard here.
This is one of the marvels of architecture in the world. No nails or metal of any kind were used in its construction except in the doors, and of course in the organ. The acoustic properties of the building are famous the world over.
Located at 464 South Main Street, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Coconut Grove was a hugely popular dance venue and the largest in the U.S. First opened in 1931, in the 1940s it was renamed the “Rainbow Rendezvous” and again in the ’50s to the “Terrace Ballroom.” Demolished in 1981, today the location is a parking lot.
Often used as a scenic backdrop in motion pictures, particularly the John Ford productions starring John Wayne, Monument Valley is located on the Arizona/Utah border. This linen postcard focuses on the formations long known as “the Mittens”. On the back:
Monument Valley is truly the Land of Enchantment and one of the-oh so few!-spots in our United States still unspoiled by advancing civilization. This panorama of colossal buttes and pinnacles of red sandstone rising some 1,100 feet above the shifting desert sands and capped by fleecy white clouds is well worth the time required to reach it. Stretching for miles along the Arizona-Utah border it is best reached by road from Cameron, Arizona – 120 miles northeast into the heart of Navajo land!