Category Archives: Interesting record discoveries

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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Wanted Again

This is the third and final installment in our series on Wanted Posters featuring couples. As you may recall, we came across the Wanted Posters in the County Attorney’s correspondence. Harold Wallace, the Salt Lake County Attorney in the 1930s … Continue reading

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West Valley City, 1969

Some interesting photographs were discovered while processing records received from Salt Lake County Planning and Development.  They show a few roads in West Valley City as they used to look 48 years ago. Below, the photographer is facing west along … Continue reading

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