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Park City Museum lecture: ‘A Tale of Two Ski Towns’ tonight

PARK CITY, Utah — The Park City Museum will host a lecture titled “A Tale of Two Ski Towns” given by David Nicholas and Stuart Stanek on April 3, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Education and Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive.

This presentation discusses the remarkable similarities between Park City, Utah, and Ketchum, Idaho. From their starts as mining towns and progressing through all of the economic bumps in the road to their ascendancy as world-class ski resorts. The discussion includes both macro and micro forces that forged their respective identities as two premier ski towns. These include two US Presidents, an insurrection, a railroad, a Nazi sympathizer, two industrial titans, and a host of both local and national “notables.”

David Nicholas serves on the board of the Park City Museum, is interested in local history, and frequently contributes to the “Way We Were” series. Also, he conducts periodic lectures and historic hikes. His particular interests include but are not limited to
Park City’s transportation history and local plane crashes.

Stuart Stanek is a forty-year broadcasting veteran. He managed one hundred and twenty-five radio stations in twenty-five different markets across the country. He served as a general manager and a regional President for iHeart Radio, which is the nation’s largest broadcaster. Stanek was involved in all facets of the business, including sales, programming, operations, and marketing. He is married to Ann Crooks and they have lived in Park City for thirty-five years.

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