Silicon Slope’s hidden history: beyond the circuits

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Levi Riter Cabin. (Image courtesy of This is the Place Heritage Park on Facebook)

While the tech world thrives in Silicon Slopes, there’s a hidden piece of history nearby! Nestled in This Is the Place Heritage State Park in Salt Lake City, the Levi Riter Cabin is the oldest building in the region. 

Built around 1847 by Levi and Rebecca Riter, this pioneer cabin offers a glimpse into Utah’s early settler life and is one of two surviving buildings from the original pioneer fort. Today, you can explore this historic gem and appreciate the ingenuity and resilience of Utah’s pioneers. It’s a reminder of the deep history that coexists with Silicon Slopes’ modern spirit.

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