The Peoples of Utah, After Escalante: The Spanish Speaking People of Utah

The Peoples of Utah, ed. by Helen Z. Papanikolas, © 1976 “After Escalante: The Spanish Speaking People of Utah,” pp. 437–68 by Vicente V. Mayer Poor Mexico! So far from God and so near to the United States. ..Attributed to Porfirio Diaz To the Spanish is owed the distinction of being the first Europeans to explore, map, and describe the area …

The Peoples of Utah, The Utes, Southern Paiutes, and Gosiutes

The Peoples of Utah, ed. by Helen Z. Papanikolas, © 1976 “The Utes, Southern Paiutes, and Goshiutes,” pp. 27–59″ by Floyd A. O’Neil “….. teach ’em to speak Ute. And don’t let them ever forget how we’re supposed to live, who we are, where we came from.”…Connor Chapoose Confined on reservations, no longer free to range over the mountains and deserts …

This Is the Place

The Mormon Trail: A Photographic Exhibit Stan Layton After leaving Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1846, the Mormons headed west. They spent the winter of 1846–47 in Winter Quarters near Omaha and at various places in Iowa, resuming their journey in the spring. First to leave Winter Quarters that spring was the advance party under the personal direction of church president Brigham …

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Alice the Elephant: Alice was supposedly the first elephant to calve in North America. She first arrived in Salt Lake City around 1918 and resided in the Liberty Park Zoo. She was later moved to Hogle Zoo when that facility opened. American Fork: American Fork Avalanches: Geology Physical Geography of Utah Camp Floyd: The camp was built by troops sent …

The Peoples of Utah, Selected Bibliography

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY compiled by Phil Notorianni African American Bringhurst, Newell G. “An Ambiguous Decision: The Implementation of Mormon Priesthood Denial for the Black Man — A Reexamination,” UHQ 46 (1975): 45-64. Clark, Michael J. U.S. Army Pioneers: Black Soldiers in Nineteenth-Century Utah. Salt Lake City, 1981. ________. “Improbable Ambassadors: Black Soldiers at Fort Douglas, 1869-99,” UHQ (1978): 282-301. Coleman, Ronald …

The Peoples of Utah, Scandinavian Saga

The Peoples of Utah, ed. by Helen Z. Papanikolas, © 1976 “Scandinavian Saga,” pp. 151–85″ by William Mulder I In the telephone directories, Utah looks decidedly Anglo-Scandinavian. History and the statistics confirm the impression. Utah’s Scandinavians and their descendants, as with most of the state’s other immigrants from northern Europe, are largely the fruit of over a century of Mormon proselyting …

Alta: Mining & Skiing Center

Alta: a Photographic Exhibit Patricia Lyn Scott Utah History Encyclopedia, 1994 Situated at the upper end of Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta is a community that has had two lives. Silver was discovered in the area in 1864, and by the following year the first verified mining claim was filed. The first settlement in the area—Central City—consisted of a sawmill along …

Park City

Philip F. Notarianni Utah History Encyclopedia, 1994 The Park City Mining District comprises a tract that lies between the steep wall and ledges that mark the crest of the mountain range on the west and the mountain meadows of Heber, Kamas, and Parleys Canyon along the eastern foothills. Some thirty miles southeast of Salt Lake City, Park City is situated …

Some Meanings of Utah History

Thomas G. Alexander Utah Historical Quarterly 64 Number 2 Since 1847 Utah’s economy seems to have passed through four phases. The first phase was the Mormon Kingdom, which lasted until the 1880s. The Mormons tried to promote a relatively high degree of economic self-sufficiency, and they were relatively successful for about twenty years. Some vestiges of that Kingdom remain in …

Theater in Utah

Ann W. Engar Utah History Encyclopedia, 1994 Theater in Utah has its beginnings in the Mormon church and its support of innocent amusement for its people. From this support came the building of the Salt Lake Theatre, one of the best theaters of its time in the West, and the growth of amateur dramatic companies in almost every town and …