Saltair: The Coney Island of the West


  1. Brady Johns

    My father was a young child when saltair was still open and running. He had a job working there at one point. His job was to play music for one of the amusement rides on a piano, playing the same little ditty over and over until the ride stopped, just to do it all over again for every turn. When I was a young child, he taught me how to play this song, and I still remember every note of it to this day. My father is 84 now, and as he approaches the end of his life, I have a strong desire to share this song with anyone who can and wishes to preserve it as part of the history of saltair. This article is the best resource I’ve found on the subject of utah’s saltair, and as a museum, I couldn’t find anyone better to reach out to about it. If this is of interest to the museum, please reach out to me with the email provided. Thank you!

  2. HI Brady,

    I am writing a book on Saltair. I’d love to here the song your Father used to play at the resort.

  3. Dena Larsen

    I am a student researcher gathering information on Saltair for a National History Fair. I would love to know more about his story and song.

    1. Sam whitehead

      I spent my life from about 6yrs old to the closing at the resort and would love to talk to you and maybe get a copy of your work

  4. Karrie Palmer

    I am looking for information on Garfield Beach and the Ghost town of Garfield. Any info would be appreciated.
    Thank you

  5. Bruce J Suponski

    I travelled through Salt Lake City on I-80 in 1984. When I saw Saltair it was almost submerged in the Lake. I saw a railroad track that extended off into the Lake as well as the the top loops of a roller coaster. They were also rebuilding part of I-80 as it had been washed out in April of that year. Very eerie area at that time.

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