BONUS - Park City, Utah Images
of Phil ('64) and Sylvia Hall ('66) Hammond
I read your website letters daily and think you do a fantastic job. Thanks so much.
I ... thought it might be nice for folks to see what Park City, Utah is like in the winter and summer. I work at Deer Valley Resort and Sylvia (Hall Hammond - '66) works at Westgate next to the Canyons. We live close by in Deer Mountain. My passion is skiing, of course, or we would not be living in such cold weather. The summers are awesome, especially if one likes camping in the high Uinta Mountains. Park City is a lovely small town. Our main attractions, besides the beauty of the mountains, are special events such as the Sundance Film Festival, 4th of July parade on Main Street and opening and closing of the ski season. Trout fishing and golf are a weekly event in the summers. Small towns are great and relatively crime free!
I have attached several pictures of the seasons
which may be of interest to some. Feel free to contact us for anything
from skiing to fishing. I will even try to help those who really want to
be ski bums like me but are afraid to go for it.
|July 16, 2004||March 11, 2005||April 22, 2005||April 22, 2005||April 22, 2005|
|Snowbird Mineral Basin||Road to Provo|
|May 16, 2005||January 31, 2006||February 2, 2006||February 28, 2006||July 4, 2006|
|Phil Hammond ('64) of UT||Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) and Phil Hammond ('64) of UT||Fourth of July Parade|
|September 20, 2006||September 20, 2006||October 9, 2006||February 17, 2007||February 21, 2007|
Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66)
Phil Hammond ('64)
|February 26, 2007||March 1, 2007||June 5, 2007||December 8, 2007||December 15, 2007|
I am sending you a few
pictures I took this week of The Canyons and Deer Valley Resort as well as
a few from my home. Please feel free to do as you wish with them and at
your convenience. Thanks again for the PC website.
We have obviously had a tremendous
amount of snow and cold temperatures. We are currently in a snow break
Thanks again for all your hard work,
- Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 02/17/08
|I meant to send you one of these pictures. Really cool and dangerous work building a lift on the side of a mountain.|
|November 22, 2007||November 22, 2007||November 22, 2007||November 22, 2007|
|Lady Morgan - #80||Lady Morgan - #101||Lady Morgan - #126||Lady Morgan - #130|
|November 22, 2007||November 22, 2007||November 22, 2007||January 7, 2008||January 23, 2008|
|Lady Morgan - #131||Lady Morgan - #132||Lady Morgan - #134||Deer Valley||Deer Valley|
|Check out my favorite wild rabbit snuggling up next to my window well. He stayed for two days there.|
|February 5, 2008||February 5, 2008||February 13, 2008|
|Too cold even for rabbits||Utah Snow||Canyons Tombstone Lift|
|February 13, 2008||February 13, 2008||February 13, 2008||February 13, 2008||February 13, 2008|
|Canyons||Canyons Under Tombstone Lift||
Phil Hammond ('64)
Phil Hammond ('64)
of UT - Canyons 9990 Lift
|Canyons 9990 Bowl|
I am sending a few of the pictures from
this weekend's camping trip in the Wasatch National Forest in the Uinta
We camped at Lost Creek which is approximately 10
thousand feet. It was 70 degrees during the day and very cold at night.
Anyway, I hope someone enjoys the photos.
- Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 07/29/08
|Saturday, July 27, 2008||Sunday, July 28, 2008|
First of all thanks for all the hard work! You inform us about each other all over this great land of ours! And a Happy Thanksgiving.
I can't tell you how many people at our 45-year reunion said how they liked the pictures and notes about Park City, Utah you posted for me. I thought perhaps most people are not aware of what it takes to start a ski season at Deer Valley Resort so I have attached pictures of "whales". Whales are mounds of man made snow blown from our snow guns. We let the whales sit for as long as we can for the moisture to drain and it becomes a consistent temperature. We mainly make snow for the spring in areas that melt fast. We use approximately 150 million gallons of water making snow in a season. Of course this water runs off the mountain back into our lakes and ponds in the spring. We will not open a run until it is at least 3 feet deep. Also we employ approximately 2500 people during the busiest part of the season. So come on out and enjoy the beauty of it all and I will personally ski with you. You may not like where I take you but never fear, our snow is great fluffy powder and if you fall it won't hurt much!
PS. The picture from my kitchen window was the day after I had cooked a Smithfield ham. The fresh snow and the smell of the ham reminded me of what a surprise it was to see the first snow at Stuart Gardens.
Take care all and come visit.
- Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 11/25/09
|Sunday, November 22, 2009||Sunday, November 22, 2009||Monday, November 23, 2009||Monday, November 23, 2009||Monday, November 23, 2009|
|Phil and Sylvia's Kitchen Window||Phil and Sylvia's Home||Deer Valley Whales||Deer Valley Whales||Deer Valley Whales|
Thanks so much for these
exciting images, Phil!
|Monday, November 23, 2009||Monday, November 23, 2009||Monday, November 23, 2009||Tuesday, November 24, 2009|
|Deer Valley Whales||Deer Valley Whales||Lifties Starting to Work||Phil in His Office|
"Utah, We Love Thee"
Words and Music by Evan Stephens
Adopted as State Song on February 17, 1937
Changed to State Hymn on May 5, 2003
Utah, We Love Thee, was written
by Evan Stephens as Utah was obtaining statehood. Utah had experienced great
changes from the arrival of the pioneers in 1847 to long awaited statehood in
1896. The size of the territory had diminished while settlements spread
throughout the land, Utah's citizens included people from a variety of
countries, cultures and religions. Technology had advanced from handcarts and
candles to streetcars and electric lights. On January 4, 1896 Utah entered the
Union. The people had great celebrations! 'Utah, We Love Thee' was adopted by
the Utah State Legislature on February 19, 1917. Because statehood was on the
mind of the composer, there are many references to Utah taking its rightful
place in the union.
In 2003, the Utah State Legislature, in HB223, voted to change the state song to "Utah, This is the Place." In 1996, Sam and Gary Francis wrote "Utah, This is the Place" for Utah´s centennial celebration. Rep. Dana Love, R-Syracuse, sponsored the change at the behest of the Cook Elementary School in Syracuse.....
The first Utah State Song (now State Hymn), entitled Utah, We Love Thee written by Evan Stephens, was adopted by the State Legislature on February 17, 1937, to become effective on February 24, 1937 (Utah Code). The author builds the theme of this song about Utah's mountains, sunny skies, State flag, pioneers, and closes by predicting that Utah will grow along the lines of wealth, peace, fame, and glory. He also stresses the great love of the people of Utah for their State. This song with words and music was published by the Deseret Sunday School Union, Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1917.
Land of the mountains high, Utah,
we love thee,
Land of the sunny sky, Utah, we love thee!
Far in the glorious west, throned on the mountain's crest,
In robes of statehood dressed, Utah, we love thee!
Columbia's brightest star, Utah, we love thee,
Thy luster shines afar, Utah, we love thee!
Bright in our banner's blue, among her sisters true
She proudly comes to view, Utah, we love thee!
Land of the pioneers, Utah, we love thee,
Grow with the coming years, Utah, we love thee!
With wealth and peace in store, to fame and glory soar,
God guarded, evermore, Utah, we love thee!
(This page was finally created on 02/05/08. The second batch of images was posted at last on 03/06/08.)
"Utah, We Love Thee" lyrics
and history courtesy of
Utah Elevated Logo (launched 04/05/06) courtesy of http://travel.utah.gov/ - 02/05/08
Snow and Ice Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars28.html - 02/03/08
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