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The city was founded 18 miles (29 km) south of Salt Lake City along the banks of the Jordan River in 1859 by Mormon settlers. An agrarian town for most of its history, today it is a rapidly growing bedroom community of Salt Lake City. Kennecott Land, a land development company, has recently begun construction on the master-planned Daybreak Community for the entire western half of South Jordan. Daybreak could potentially double South Jordan's population. South Jordan is the first city in the world with two temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Jordan River Utah Temple and Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple). The city has two TRAX light rail stops, as well as one commuter rail stop on the FrontRunner. Current resident Apolo Anton Ohno was a short track speed skating athlete. Ohno is the most decorated American Winter Olympic athlete of all time with eight medals. Current resident Edward J. Fraughton is a sculptor of western themes and inventor. Fraughton invented technology used in Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B). ADS-B is used for tracking and finding aircraft positions using satellites. Nfl player Star Lotulelei also lives in south Jordan. Keven Curtis is a former resident who, as of 2010, is a wide receiver for the NFL Kansas City Chiefs. Curtis graduated from Bingham High School where he played football and basketball. Denise Parker is a former resident who is a three time Summer Olympic competitor in Archery. Parker was the youngest member of the 1988 U.S Summer Olympic team at age 14 where she won a bronze medal. As of 2010, Parker is Chief Executive Officer for USA Archery, the national governing body for the sport of archery.
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