In 1971, after
a public hearing, a design for a section of Interstate 80 was approved
which, beginning at the state line and extending east, bypassed Wendover
on the north. In 1990, under mayor "Ab" Smith, a ten-acre parcel of
land was set aside as the town's first cemetery. The Bonneville Speedway
Museum tells the story of the Salt Flats with historic cars; and Danger
Cave, two miles northeast of town in the Silver Island Range, is a major
archaeological site that once was home to various prehistoric desert
is served by the Salt Flat News, Wendover Relay and High Desert Advocate
newspapers. Wendover was the site of the completion of the first transcontinental
telephone line in 1914, and in 1942 an all-weather telephone cable was
joined at Wendover.
See: Amy Miller
and Orrin Miller, eds., History of Tooele County, Vol. II (1990).
Ouida N. Blanthorn