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Subject: Salt Lake City - famous for our... Whales???? rss

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Adam Nielson
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I can't wait to buy this for my niece, but as a resident of Salt Lake City, I'm wondering why in the world the artist chose to put a whale on the board. It seems like all the other cities are represented by something found in that city. The Great Salt Lake is important around here, but has almost no aquatic life due to the salinity. I'm a little baffled by the art.
 
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Stephen Smith
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A Google search came up with this page which tells a story of whales being placed in the lake back in the 1800's. (Scroll down until you see the picture of whales.) Sounds like a bit of a fish tale but it is certainly interesting if true.
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Scott V
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My first thought was fossils, but then I realized that whales probably did not evolve until well after that area had been permanently separated from the sea.
 
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