The Archives recently obtained aerial photographic maps taken in 1979. These maps show detailed sections of Salt Lake County, including roads, rivers, and buildings.
Aerial photographs are an invaluable record for researching property changes. As the U.S. Department of Agriculture states: “They provide information in: conservation practices; urban development and planning; tax assessment; pollution studies; drainage programs; boundary determination; road location and highway development; pipeline and power line construction; watershed and reservoir planning; and the historical record of property changes.”*
A listing of the maps that this set contains can be found on our Aerial Photographic Maps webpage. The photographic maps are arranged by range, township, and section.
For more information please contact the Archives.
*“How Aerial Photos Can Help You,” a brochure from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, ASCS Aerial Photography Field Office, November 1992.