- Associated Press - Friday, May 23, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Construction crews finishing work on the new federal courthouse in downtown Salt Lake City have unearthed remnants of the city’s early days.

Workers finishing landscaping between the $185 million new courthouse and its century-old predecessor next door have found the foundation of a stable, evidence of a blacksmith shop and parts of an old storefront.

The older courthouse was built in 1905 and expanded in the 20th century, hiding the items until recently.

Parts of a wooden horse trough, pieces of glass and rusted mining tools have been unearthed.

Archeologist Don Southworth says crews have also discovered bits of silver and copper ore and other indicators of the thriving mining industry at the turn of the century.

KSL-TV reports (https://bit.ly/TCbYRQ) some items will be displayed inside the new courthouse.


Information from: KSL-TV, https://www.ksl.com/

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