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Lost House: Bingham Canyon

These lost houses were located in Bingham Canyon, in the Oquirrh Mountain range on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley. Copperfield was one of the towns that existed in the canyon that has since been overtaken by the … Continue reading

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Some of our (Current and Past) Library Branches

For the last entry in this series highlighting the history of the Salt Lake County Library System, we are featuring several libraries. It was difficult to choose from the many great library branches, but we decided to grant reader requests … Continue reading

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Serving the County’s Rural Areas: The Bookmobiles

Although no longer used by the Salt Lake County Library System, bookmobiles were an important part of the library’s history, serving areas that did not have a library branch. Suggested in 1947 by Ruth Vine Tyler, who cited their value … Continue reading

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Ruth Vine Tyler: Guiding the Destiny of the Library

The Head Librarian of the Salt Lake County Library System from 1938 to 1971 was Ruth Vine Tyler. Many of our readers may be familiar with the library branch in Midvale named in her honor. Although officially her title was … Continue reading

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The County Library: Beginnings

The superintendents of the Granite and Jordan School Districts first proposed the idea of establishing a library system to the Salt Lake County Commission in 1938. By April of 1938, a library board had been established and their first meeting … Continue reading

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Utah Archives Month: 2019

It’s that time of year again! October is nationally recognized as Archives Month, drawing attention to the importance of archives across the United States. Utah’s theme this year is “Education in Utah” and there will be special events held by … Continue reading

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Lost House: West Jordan

Located at approximately 1200 West and 7267 South in West Jordan, Utah, this house was built circa 1888.  This image was taken by the Salt Lake County Tax Assessor in 1938. By 1970 the tax assessor notes that this house … Continue reading

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