Category Archives: Resources for research

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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Aftermath of an Execution

On December 27, 1916 the Salt Lake County Commissioners approved the offer of a $500 reward “for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who placed the bomb in the yard of Governor Spry’s home.” The bomb, which … Continue reading

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Redwood Drive-In Theatre

These images from the Salt Lake County Planning and Development Photograph Collection show great aerial views of the Redwood Drive-In Theatre, located at 3688 South Redwood Road, in 1979. According the theater’s website, the drive-in was opened in 1948.  The … Continue reading

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Burgers Anyone?

This hamburger stand, The Burger Bandit, was located at 4050 W. 4700 S.  On the day these pictures were taken in 1971, the photographer not only captured this red and white striped building, but what are presumably some hungry customers waiting … Continue reading

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The Stormy History of the Land Title Certificates Collection

The history of the American West is filled with fascinating moments of conflict and compromise.  One collection at the Archives, the Probate Court Land Title Certificates, provides a window into exploring one of those moments in Salt Lake County’s own … Continue reading

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