As I'm going to Salt lake City, in early February, I thought I'd see what was reported in Australian newspapers. This article is one of many I found and it doesn't paint the city in a very good light.
Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic_1866-1918), Saturday 16 March 1872, p3.
A far cry from the disparaging comments of 1872.
The mountains are still beautiful.
Mormonism does a wonderful works.
Bye for now,