Did you know that a group called the “Utah Friends of Sunshine” tried to establish a nudist colony in Utah in 1941? They did, and Salt Lake County officials were quick to put a stop to it. The sheriff approached the County Attorney Harold Wallace, asking for advice on how to handle the possibility of a nudist colony. Wallace told him the colony would be in violation of the statute prohibiting lewdness. Wallace further suggested that new legislation be enacted to strengthen existing laws.
Entry contributed by Dr. Michaele Smith, Archivist, Salt Lake County Archives.