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For Salt Lake City as it was to appear in the canceled Van Buren, see New Jerusalem.
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Salt Lake City was a pre-War city located in northern Utah.


The heart of Utah, Salt Lake City was one of the most heavily bombarded targets in the Great War. Over the span of just seven minutes, thirteen nuclear weapons hit the city, turning into a sea of fire and destruction.[1] When the fires finally died down, the city was left a smoldering ruin. A landscape of craters and scorched earth, punctuated by warped steel skeletons of highrises and mounds of bricks where buildings would normally stand.[2]

The desolate wasteland became a breeding ground for mutants and undesirables. The only safe route into the city is through Interstate 80 or New Canaan.[3] The most terrifying presence was the White Legs tribe, opportunistic raiders who knew only a parasitic lifestyle and were eventually manipulated by the Caesar's Legion to destroy New Canaan, home of the Legion's former Legate, Joshua Graham.[4][5]

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The area is also known to have been covered by giant mantises.[6]

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A pre-War SLCPD (Salt Lake City Police Department) ballistic vest is a part of Joshua Graham's armor.


Salt Lake City is mentioned in the Fallout: New Vegas add-ons Honest Hearts and Lonesome Road. Additionally, it was set to appear in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3.


  1. Year: 2077
  2. Year: 2084
  3. The Courier: "Why can't you get to Salt Lake City?"
    Jed Masterson: "Without New Canaan's mission in Zion, the only ways to Salt Lake City are down the old I-80 or up through Ogden. The highway's too risky - NCR's rangers are so busy here in the Mojave they don't have the manpower to keep the raiders off. Ogden's just too far - we'd lose more in travel expenses than we'd ever earn."
    (Jed Masterson's dialogue)
  4. See Sacking of New Canaan
  5. Ulysses' logs
  6. Fallout Bible 0, Answer me these questions three: Known species that can reproduce after being mutated with the FEV include most species of rats, the mantises (who are known to have bred so fast they cover the Salt Lake City area like blankets), the radscorpions, and the deathclaws. This is only a partial list.
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