Category Archives: Resources for research

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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Additional Records Now Available Online

Salt Lake County Archives now has more records available online.  In addition to birth and death records, we now have land records, early road project records, coroner’s records, maps, and records from the Health Department.  Additional records will be added … Continue reading

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RootsTech Conference is Coming

  We are happy to announce that the Salt Lake County Archives will be an exhibitor at the upcoming RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City.  This will be the first year that the County Archives will have a table in … 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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Wanted

While processing the Salt Lake County Attorney’s correspondence, 1933-1982, we came across a file folder full of FBI wanted posters. The County Attorney was on the FBI’s mailing list and received and saved wanted posters during the 1930s. While all … Continue reading

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Florence Kimball Woodruff

P.H. Lannan, recent subject of one of our blog posts, purchased the Commerce Building on the corner of Second Street and West Temple in 1901 for around $90,000. We also recently featured a piece on Henry H. Lawrence, one of … Continue reading

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“Marriage is the Only Future Open to a Woman with a Past”

One hundred years ago today, November 9, 1916, a murder took place in the Kearns Building in downtown Salt Lake City. Mrs. Amy Helen Hill killed attorney Ross M. Bonny in his office, in front of his sister, Mrs. Winnie … Continue reading

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