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New podcast highlights how women are 'central to life' in Utah, then and now

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:56pm

A new podcast that launched Wednesday shares the stories of prominent women in Utah today and the history of another Utah trailblazer from the same field from the past.

Prehistoric 'clutter' on land led to bigger, smarter human brains

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:15pm

The ways our ancestors adapted to live in patchy landscapes cluttered with obstacles "poured jet fuel" on the evolution of the brains of animals and early human ancestors, according to researchers at Northwestern University.

What is Juneteenth and why does it matter in Utah today?

Carter Williams and Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:02am

Juneteenth celebrates the moment Texas was liberated from slavery. But recent events and even Utah's history are reminders that progress still needs to be made all these years later.

Letters from the past: How a school principal united Uintah nearly a century ago

Ryan Boyce, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 13th - 10:30am

The U on the hill above Uintah in Weber County has been lit this week to remind residents of their rich history. To its citizens, the letter not only stands for Uintah, it stands for United.

A brief history of the Pott's hair flies and the Fizzle came to be in the fishing world

Robert Williamson, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 12th - 12:15pm

Franz Pott had a distinct way of creating trout flies by weaving various types of hair. Pott had another popular fly called the Fizzle. Where did the name come from? And how would you fish such a fly?

'Enigmatic' footprints reveal prehistoric crocodile that walked on two legs

Katie Hunt, CNN  |  Posted Jun 11th - 12:14pm

Ancient footprints embedded in rock in South Korea likely belonged to a prehistoric crocodile that walked on two legs, paleontologists said.

How archeologists might protect, record transcontinental railroad treasures after fires

Carter Williams  |  Posted Jun 10th - 7:41pm

There are still many artifacts from the first transcontinental railroad left behind out in the vast western desert of Box Elder County. But last week’s fires are a reminder that pieces of its history are vulnerable and can disappear in a flash.

Utah wildfire destroyed nearly 150-year-old pieces of transcontinental railroad history

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 6th - 2:25pm

A large lightning-caused wildfire that burned west of the Great Salt Lake destroyed significant pieces of history along the historic transcontinental railroad line.

How protests helped thwart a 1939 attempt to segregate Salt Lake City

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 5th - 11:17am

A Utah realtor and legislator proposed a plan to segregate Salt Lake City in 1939. Here's how protests helped unravel it.

Century-old boat unearthed in Great Salt Lake by recent storm, park officials say

Carter Williams,  |  Posted May 25th - 8:11pm

A storm that blew through the Wasatch Front on Friday not only toppled trees and briefly knocked out power for some, but it also helped unearth an interesting piece of Utah history.

151 million-year-old prehistoric insect discovered in Utah, researchers say

Carter Williams,  |  Posted May 21st - 12:14pm

A large bug fossil found in eastern Utah three years ago is helping scientists better understand the insects that existed millions of years ago.

Salt Lake City commission votes in favor of contested 4th Avenue Well project

Carter Williams,  |  Posted May 8th - 9:30am

Maybe the fourth time's the charm for a well upgrade project planned for a quiet neighborhood near Memory Grove.

Why historians say we should all be journaling during COVID-19

Susie Boyce, Contributor  |  Posted May 4th - 8:25pm

We’re currently living during a once-in-a-hundred-years pandemic. Failing to document a COVID-19 story probably won‘t matter much. But failing to document any of our COVID-19 stories could matter a great deal more than we realize.

How Utah aims to be different from the cautionary historic tales when lifting pandemic restrictions

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Apr 29th - 8:15pm

Can history help give us an idea of what to expect as Utah prepares to lift some COVID-19 restrictions?

The first ever YouTube video was uploaded 15 years ago today. Here it is

Leah Asmelash, CNN  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 9:08am

YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim posted the 18-second video, titled "Me at the zoo." It has since garnered over 90 million views.

50 years ago tonight on Apollo 13: 'Houston, we've had a problem here'

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Apr 13th - 7:58pm

On the evening of April 13, 50 years ago, NASA astronauts James Lovell Jr., John Swigert Jr. and Fred Haise Jr. were about to go to sleep for the night in the Apollo 13 command module. They were about 200,000 miles away from Earth on the way to the moon.

Salt Lake City buys historic 'Hobbitville' for $7.5M, sets it aside to become public park

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Apr 1st - 5:44pm

Allen Park, also known as “Hobbitville,” will soon be a public park. Salt Lake City swooped in and bought it for $7.5 million, officials said Tuesday.

'Remarkable' woman discovered as last known survivor of transatlantic slave trade

Jack Guy, CNN  |  Posted Mar 26th - 7:01pm

Matilda McCrear was taken from West Africa to Mobile, Alabama, on board the last slave transport ship, the Clotilda, in July 1860, when she was just 2. She died in 1940.

Yellowstone's wolves 25 years after reintroduction: Separating fact from fiction

Mike Godfrey, Contributor  |  Posted Mar 24th - 1:18pm

Twenty-five years on, the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park is still a controversial topic. But it's now possible to separate fact from fiction and provide answers and clarity to lingering questions.