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UTAH aND THE COLD WAR

World War I and Utah
Utah's Capitols
Herbert S. Auerbach, Renaissance Man
Utah's "Ugly Duckling" Salt Flats
Publicizing Bryce Canyon
The Last Indian Uprising
Home Industry 20th Century Style
Some 80 Utah Nurses Served in World War I
World War I Heroine Maud Fitch Lived in Eureka, Utah
Mexican Families and the Sugar Industry in Garland
The Development of Zion National Park
The Twenties
Artist John Held, Jr. Created Cultural Icons, 1920's
Media Development in Weber County
Silent Films Intrigued & Occasionally Offended
Coal Production Amid the Wars
Sheep Fueled 1920's Economy
Military Installations
Boxcars and Section Houses
Jack Dempsey Loved Fighting, Mining, and Cowboying
Radio in Utah Began in May 1922 on Station KZN
The Cigarette Ban of the 19020's Caused an Uproar
Prohibition Failed to Stop the Liquor Flow in Utah
Lawyer Ran For President on the Farmer-Labor Ticket
George Sutherland Served on the U.S. Supreme Court
Alice Stratton Feared and Made Fun of "Kaiser Bill"
Klansmen at a Funeral and a Terrible Lynching
President Harding's 1923 Visit to Utah
Growing Crops For the Cannery
Dinosaur National Monument
The Fathers of Capitol Reef National Park
Ogden's the Bigelow-Preserves a Historic Area
Philo T. Farnsworth's Invention
The Beginnings of Commerical Aviation
The White Book Road Guide
The Great Depression
Depression Memories
"Even Grasshoppers Were Starving" During Drought
New Deal Agencies Built 233 Buildings in Utah
"Alphabet" Agencies in Utah County
The Civilian Conservation Corps Was a Boon to Utah
The Civilian Conservation Corps
Marriner S. Eccles Helped Design FDR's New Deal
Reed Smoot and the Smoot-Hawley Tariff, 1930
Reed Smoot & America's Natural Resources, 1903-33
Children in the 1930's Hoped to Become Nurses & Pilots
Arches National Monument
A Labor Inspector During the Great Depression
Clean Clothes Blowing in the Breeze
Utah's Rosies in the War
Garfield County Airport Has Unusual Hangar
Marie Ogden Led Spiritual Group in San Juan County
Uinta Basin Group Trekked to the 1933 World's Fair
Helen Hofmann Bertagnole-"Utah's Queen of Swing"
World War II in Utah
How Trains Helped Win a War
The War Effort at Home
Topaz Relocation Center
Topaz: Japanese American Interned in UT During WWII
Japanese Agricultural Colony at Keetley
Utahn Survives the Attack at Pearl Harbor
The USS Salt Lake City Made History
Utah Naval Officer Died a Hero's Death at Pearl Harbor
Rhymes Filled Children's Autograph Books
Utah's Rosies Upshot
Women Workers and Housing Issues
World War II Claimed the Lives of Four Utah Brothers

Thomas G. Alexander
Utah, the Right Place
Condensed by Brittany Nelson

The twenties were a period of extreme change, a decade of oxymoronic contradictions. Utahns began the decade disillusioned over the failure of the war to end all wars, but the economy had grown in depressed prosperity. Following the depression of 1919-22, mining and agriculture limped along while manufacturing, construction, trade, and transportation prospered at much superior levels. In the cities, people struggled to make beautiful, livable places while wallowing in garbage. Politicians offered both progressivism and conservatism. While legislators approved progressive measures such as the Sheppard-Towner Act, governmental efficiency, and the conservation movement, Utah women also suffered through defeat of an increase in the minimum wage, Asians lived under the burden of a restrictive land act, and the Ku Klux Klan spread racism and hatred. Ambivalence drew people into alternately supporting and opposing cigarette prohibition, horse racing, and liquor prohibition. Both the Democratic and Republican Parties harbored contradictory political and social opinion. Progressive George Dern and conservative William King were both Democrats, and social reformer Amy Brown Lyman and machine politician Ernest Bamberger both carried the Republican label. Thus, in many ways, the 1920s were marked by almost a decade of contradiction and indecision for Utah. 

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Sugar Beets, one of the main staple crops of the 20s that failed in the 30s

 

 

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