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Want to find Utah history? There's a website for that

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Oct 9th - 6:06pm

Finding pieces of Utah history is easier than ever before thanks to a new state website.

Unique, historic 'Hobbitville' to open as Salt Lake City’s newest park this weekend

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Oct 2nd - 12:46pm

A portion of Salt Lake City’s newest public park, officially known as Allen Park, will open to the public at noon Sunday. The unique space was purchased by the city earlier this year.

Salt Lake Temple renovation reaches 'hardest stage' with work on foundation underway

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 30th - 12:15pm

Temple Square already looks vastly different than it did nine months ago when crews began the massive Salt Lake Temple renovation project.

How important are presidential debates in determining an election?

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 29th - 4:54pm

It's been 60 years since the first presidential debate. Here's a look into how they came to be and what impact they have on election results.

Zion’s entire historic, scenic Emerald Pools Trails Complex reopens after decade of closure

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 24th - 3:33pm

Zion National Park visitors are now able to access the entire Emerald Pool Trails Complex for the first time since heavy rains caused massive mudslides in 2010 that made the Middle Emerald Pools Trail impassable.

Larry H. Miller quietly built a large coin collection valued at $25M. Now it’s being sold for charity

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 14th - 2:57pm

Throughout the years until his death in 2009, Larry H. Miller wasn’t just a Utah business magnate and NBA owner, he was also an avid coin collector — and left behind a wide array of rare coins worth millions.

Commission approves historic Fisher Carriage House makeover for Jordan River recreation hub plan

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 11th - 2:30pm

A plan for major renovations to turn a century-old structure into an outdoor recreation hub received a thumbs-up from an important Salt Lake City history commission last week, marking another step in moving the project forward.

How the Tabernacle Choir made its first recording 110 years ago

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Sep 10th - 2:34pm

On Thursday, the Tabernacle Choir celebrated the 110th anniversary of its first recording.

Utah windstorm: How it happened and how it fits in with other extreme weather events in state history

Carter Williams,  |  Updated Sep 9th - 5:44pm

Why did many parts of northern Utah experience the damaging winds reported, and how does it compare to extreme weather events in history?

Why our 2020 mementos and memories are worth keeping

Susie Boyce,  |  Posted Aug 25th - 8:06pm

The year 2020 is shaping up to be anything but average. Because it’s the most historically significant year most of us have ever lived through, I don’t think I’d be far off in speculating that what happens to us during 2020 will be important to people one day.

A look into the details and meanings of new 'interactive' equal suffrage memorial at Utah Capitol

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:47pm

Here’s a breakdown of the objects and different meanings you can find at the memorial the next time you visit the Utah Capitol.

19th Amendment 100 years later: Remembering Utah’s forgotten role in getting it ratified

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:52am

Here’s a look at how the 19th amendment was ratified, the role Utah played and other factors of one of the most influential changes to the Constitution.

Another 1918 comparison: How a war, pandemic thumped college football in Utah a century ago

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 14th - 11:32am

What's happening now to college sports isn’t quite unprecedented. A century ago, Utah sports fans endured a will-they-won't-they football season which ended in a fall without college football.

How the atomic bomb drop on Hiroshima, the end of war with Japan was covered in Utah newspapers

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 6th - 8:57pm

Here’s a look into how the final weeks of the U.S. war against Japan were covered in local newspapers 75 years ago, and how the personal stories of two of the most devastating bombings in world history eventually made their way to Utah.

Survivors mark 75th anniversary of world’s 1st atomic attack

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 6th - 12:31am

Survivors of the world’s first atomic bombing gathered in diminished numbers near an iconic, blasted dome Thursday to mark the attack’s 75th anniversary, many of them urging the world, and their own government, to do more to ban nuclear weapons.

Home where the buffalo roam: Half-mile hike to Antelope Island's Frary family homestead

Robert Williamson, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 30th - 7:31pm

If you have an interest in history or want to go on an easy hike while visiting Antelope Island, the Frary Homestead Interpretive trail will satisfy curiosity and stretch the legs and lungs a bit.

Church reveals contents of time capsule held below Salt Lake Temple’s Angel Moroni for 128 years

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jul 29th - 12:50pm

When the Angel Moroni statue was removed from the Salt Lake Temple in May, it came bearing gifts from the past.

How Utahns celebrated Pioneer Day during other historic moments

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 7:01pm

Given this year’s historic reasons behind the cancellations, here’s a look at how Utahns celebrated Pioneer Day during other key moments in Utah’s history.

'We’re celebrating the heritage of all people': Millcreek renames street to honor early Black settlers

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:31pm

Ahead of Pioneer Day, Millcreek leaders renamed a street to honor a Black couple who became two of the city’s earliest settlers.