Category Archives: Interesting record discoveries

New Collection Now Online

Newly digitized records are now available on our website! Miscellaneous Salt Lake County maps, 1850-1974, previously only lived on aperture cards (small pieces of microfilm mounted on cards) that could only be viewed in our reading room using a microfilm … Continue reading

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The Peoples Market

Located at 89 North D Street in Salt Lake City, this building was constructed circa 1891. It housed the Peoples Market when this image was taken by the Salt Lake County Assessor in August 1936.

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Harold E. Wallace

As we mentioned last week, we’ve been processing the correspondence of Harold E. Wallace, Salt Lake County Attorney from 1934-1946. While going through his correspondence we feel like we’ve come to know and really like him. We thought we’d share … Continue reading

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Harold E. Wallace for County Attorney

In the next couple of weeks, we will be sharing some information about Harold E. Wallace, who served as the Salt Lake County Attorney (now a defunct agency) from 1934-1946.  Archives staff have recently been processing his records and have … Continue reading

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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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“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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