“Utah Friends of Sunshine”

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.

Salt Lake County Attorney’s Correspondence, series AD-006. Salt Lake County Archives.

















                                                     Happy Friday!

Entry contributed by Dr. Michaele Smith,  Archivist,  Salt Lake County Archives.

This entry was posted in Interesting record discoveries, Resources for research, Utah history. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to “Utah Friends of Sunshine”

  1. Scorpius 2 says:

    No idea about this, not living in Salt Lake City at time.



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