Author Archives: slcoarchives

Prohibition

One thing that often jumps out of the documents at the archives is the climate of the time. Even if the dates were removed, you’d be able to place them in their time period. We’ve been sharing some of our … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays to all of our readers!  Thank you for your comments and support throughout this year. Please note: The Archives will be open limited hours through the end of December.  We will be closed Christmas Day, December 25.

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Published!

One of our archivists, Michaele Smith, has had an article published in the latest Utah Historical Quarterly!  The article is based upon a chapter of her PhD dissertation, and is an examination of rape cases in Utah during World War … Continue reading

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Holiday Closure

Happy Thanksgiving!   Please note that we will be CLOSED November 23 and 24 for the holiday.  

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More Than Just Pickles: Update

Two years ago, we posted an entry highlighting the history of the Utah Pickle Company building, located at 741 West 400 South.  Its future was in doubt, but we now have an update on the plans for this building. A grant … Continue reading

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“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 … Continue reading

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Naptime

For several months we’ve been processing the correspondence of the County Attorney, mostly that of Harold Wallace who held that position in the 1930s and 1940s. We’ve found Arrest Reports mixed in with the other correspondence. Today’s blog shares the … Continue reading

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