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'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, KSL.com 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.

Rio Grande Depot to close for 'at least a couple of months'

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 9:32am

The Rio Grande Depot announced Sunday that structural engineers have cleared it to reopen, but not until repairs have been made.

'We got really lucky': Utah’s historic archives appear to be OK after earthquakes

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:01pm

The 5.7 magnitude quake and dozens of subsequent aftershocks that rattled the Wasatch Front Wednesday may have bolstered the idea to move the Utah State Historical Archives elsewhere.

A 30-year look at Utah's earthquake history + photos of today's quake

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:18pm

Interact with our map of all the earthquakes in Utah for the last 30 years. Also, check out earthquake photos from around the state.

Pair of century-old buildings torn down in Murray

Carter Williams, KSL.com and Andrew Adams, KSL TV, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 12th - 9:06pm

Less than three years after a court order to protect a handful of historic buildings in Murray, a pair of the city’s century-old buildings are no more.

Heber City park named for local Marine killed in Iwo Jima

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Mar 8th - 9:29am

Pvt. Kay “Pete” Murdock Jones, 18, perished along with nearly 7,000 other Marines on that island 75 years ago, while his older brother Pfc. James Richard “Dick” Jones survived.

Easter Island moai statue destroyed by truck

Lilit Marcus, CNN  |  Posted Mar 6th - 6:26pm

One of Easter Island's world-famous moai statues has been destroyed in an accident.

Resolution calls on Utah public schools to emphasize study of Holocaust, genocide

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 4th - 7:47am

A distressing number of Americans cannot correctly identify Auschwitz as a concentration and extermination camp.

Weber State University solicits transcriptions of brothel interview

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 27th - 10:14pm

Notes from a newspaper interview with a Utah brothel owner nearly 70 years ago have drawn widespread interest from people who want a shot at deciphering the cryptic shorthand.

‘Utah’s cultural heritage is under threat’: Archeologists seek solutions as vandalism grows

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 24th - 6:08pm

Utah archeologists say vandalism is plaguing the state's public lands and are hoping to curb the problem before it spirals out of control.

Utah is one step closer to designating Utahraptor State Park

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 9:35pm

Utah is one step closer to designating its next state park — and naming it after the vicious predator that starred in “Jurassic Park.”

Jose Valdez, who fought off enemy tank with a rifle, remembered 75 years after his death

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:02pm

Jose Valdez, of Pleasant Grove, died 75 years ago Monday and was Utah’s first Latino recipient of the Medal of Honor.

Town leaders pledge to preserve historic Box Elder County church

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 17th - 4:49pm

Town leaders said they will work to preserve a 1870s Episcopal-Methodist Church that serves as a relic of the town’s foundation by pioneers who were not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Black History Month celebrates 150 years of African Americans and the vote

Merritt Jewel, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 17th - 1:27pm

This year's Black History Month celebrates the 15th Amendment's sesquicentennial and the 19th Amendment's centennial. While there has been much progress made, many say the African American vote is still an “ongoing struggle."

The 1st woman in US history to cast a ballot was from Utah — here’s how she got to the front of the line

Carter Williams  |  Posted Feb 13th - 7:02pm

Salt Lake City resident Seraph Young made history 150 years ago when she became the first woman to vote under gender-equal voting laws in U.S. history. But who was she and why isn't she a household name?

Looking back at the 'worst infectious pandemic in history' and what it taught us

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 7th - 8:23am

As world health officials address coronavirus fears, here's a look back at the outbreak that remains the worst on record and how it affected Utah.

Wasatch Mountain Club celebrates 100 years of camaraderie and climbing

Merritt Jewel, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 4th - 8:25pm

The Wasatch Mountain Club’s goal is to teach Utahns how to “live and play” in the beautiful outdoors, and it’s something the club has been doing for 100 years.

This 7,000-year-old well is the oldest wooden structure ever discovered, archaeologists say

Rob Picheta, CNN, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 4th - 1:50pm

Archaeologists have discovered a 7,000-year-old Neolithic well in eastern Europe, which they believe is the oldest wooden structure in the world.