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History Matters - Will Bagley
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American Indians >>
Murdered Ute's Ghost Haunts Utah History
Feast, Dance Bring Sioux, Utes Together
'Iron Pony' High-Tailed It Out of Utah
Pipe Spring's Legends Will Keep Flowing
Marriages in Utah Are 'Different'
The Last Battle Hasn't Been Fought in the War Over Utah's West Desert
Journal Chronicles Sad Chapter of Warfare Between Pioneers and Indians

Trappers, Traders, and Explorers >>
Powell Spends Christmas in 'Mormondom'
Old Adventurer Lured the First Wagons to Utah
Trunk of Bunk Proves Findings Not Always Legit
Hardy Band Marched on Old Tucson
Stern Officer Kept Mormon Troops Alive
Fur Traders Served as the Shock Troops

Pioneers and Cowboys >>
Legendary Sheriff Carved Early Utah Saga
The Irrepressible Conflict With 'Granny' Continues
Birthday News: News Celebrates Sesquicentennial
The Lone Tree Shrine: Fact and Fiction
British 'Noble' Cut a Dashing Figure in 1880
Camel Corps Couldn't Get Over the Hump
'Rut Nuts' Study Opening Of the West
Black Youths Helped Blaze Mormon Trail
Outlaw Proved Hanging Was No Sure Thing
150 Years Ago Today, Utah Became Territory and Was Handed Its Name
Women, Men Of Battalion True Heroes
Saints Dealt Out Justice, Frontier-Style
Twain Floated His Opinions on Utah
New Yorker's Collection Is a Tribute to West
For Notre Dame, West Was a Washout, Gridiron Was Golden
'Buying' Papers Well Grounded In Mormon Lore
Silent Nights Rare at Early Christmases
Parowan Settled By Mormons 150 Years Ago
Pioneer Journals Capture Pathos, Joy of Early Days
His Integrity Paid Off For Pioneer
Family Found Shangri-La on Fremont Island
Lake's Waves Whisper a Love Story
Pioneer Anglers Knew How to Tell Fish Stories
President Pardoned All Utahns
Pioneers Not Exempt From Nature's Call
Monster Tale Haunts Shore Of Bear Lake
Plan to Produce Sugar Created Only Bitterness
Early Utahns Had Dreams Of California
Pioneer Map Leads Jefferson Scandal to West
Wendover Not The First to Desert Deseret
From Unlikely Roots Came an Uncommon Man
Young Found Strength in His Faults, Failings
Nevada Town's 150-Year Party is a Little Late
Early Mormons Exercised Civil Disobedience
Pioneer Grave Remains Part Of Trail Lore
Pioneer Grave Is Moved But Not Forgotten
Guide's Cutoff Led Emigrants On Fiery Path
'Battalion': A Great Untold Western Story
Buffalo Soldiers Served in Utah With Distinction
Many Utahns Can Boast of 'Convict' Kin
Facts Often Get Lost in the Pageantry
Salt Lake-Los Angeles a Tough Trail For Pioneers
Rough Trail Tested 'Gold Missionaries'
One Pioneer's Woeful Trek Ended Happily
Early Utah Saw No Evil In Liquor Ads
Wheelbarrows Set Pace for Handcarters
A Great Wall Once Circled Salt Lake City
Gunfire Splits a Peaceful Night In Land of Zion
Third Governor Was Run Out of Utah After 3 Weeks
Appleseed Was Man of Spirit and Spirits
Irishman Found a Good Fight in Fledgling Utah
'Awful Tale' to Emerge in New Versions
Barney's Hunting Prowess Made Porter Rockwell Feel a Bit Insecure
Early Utah Had Plenty of Fast Guns Besides the Notorious Porter Rockwell
No 'Flip' or 'Frick' the Early Utahns Knew How to Cuss a Blue Streak
The Stagecoach, That Staple of Western Lore, Was an Adventure All in Itself
'Swearing Elders' Left Legacy of Lively Debate Among Mormon Intellectuals

Mining and Railroads >>
Sack of Gems Made Fools Out of Many
Wages of Sin Busted 'Saint' of Gold
Rivals Fought Tooth and Nail Over Dinosaurs
New Sparrows Turn Out to Be Dirty Birds
Boom, Bust: The Saga of 'Baby' Doe
Firefighters Were Heroes in Early Days
Golden Spike Site Nearly Was Forgotten
Kearns Saw Value of an Independent Voice, Working for the Common Good
Park City's Worst Disaster Inspired Acts of Heroism From Common Men
Utahns Owe a Debt of Gratitude to Hardy Coal Miners of Past and Present
Adventurer Fuller Called Himself the 'Governor' and Found Gold in a Duck
Utah's Many Ghost Towns a Testimony to Broken Dreams and Faded Glory

Statehood and the Progressive Era >>
Utah 'Wizard' Lies in Aussie Cemetery
Great Dante Retains His Magic Appeal
Electoral Vote Helped, Hurt In Early Utah
Utes Prepared For Battle in 1906 Conflict
'Little Frenchman' Ushered Age of Flight Into Utah
High-Flying Stunt Dazzles Utah Crowd
Buffalo Soldiers Served in Utah With Distinction
Many Utahns Can Boast of 'Convict' Kin
A Century Ago, Salt Lake Was Transit Model
From the Earliest Days, Italian Immigrants Have Left a Lasting Mark on Utah

General/Miscellaneous >>
Does Monster Lurk Beneath Bear Lake?
LDS Prophets Were Proud to Be 'Mormons'
Guide's Cutoff Led Emigrants On Fiery Path
Prophet's War on News Sheds Ink and Blood
Young Nation Fought Wars With Terrorists
Gerrymandering Creates Perils For Schemers
Unlikely Pair Made a Mark in Utah Lore
LDS Historian Was Faithful, Mentor to Many
Early Pioneers Knew When to Set Aside Guns
Wishful Past No Match for Hard Facts
Lee Etching: Truth or a Clever Hoax?
Maybe There is a Monster in Utah Lake
Ancient Order of Clampers: Spoof, Proof
It Took a Lot of Brass to Pull Off Prank
A 101-Year-Old Independent Voice May Again Change Hands This Week
Fort Douglas Officer, a Former Slave, Left a Lasting Impression on the West
Bear Lake Monster Season is Over For This Year, But the Legend Lives on
Old Chief's Somber Reproach Broke Up an Early Utah Festive Celebration


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