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Friday, April 09, 2004

Tooele

City, seat of Tooele county, north-central Utah, U.S. It lies 32 miles (52 km) southwest of Salt Lake City. Settled in 1849, it was a centre for mining operations in the 1860s and '70s after rich silver and gold veins were discovered in the nearby Oquirrh Mountains. Its name may refer to Tuilla, a local Indian leader, or to the abundant tules, or bulrushes, that grew near the local springs. The city

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