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Update from the Reference Desk

As the virus cases continue to increase across the county, our state, and our country, our reading room remains closed to onsite research. Archives staff are only onsite a few hours each week, working to respond to requests for records. … Continue reading

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Got the flu?

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Credit: National Library of Medicine. This winter’s flu season has been especially bleak and widespread, with residual symptoms lasting up to a month or more.  Back in 1918-1919, the Spanish Flu Epidemic hit…

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Follow Up: The Spry House

Thanks to a comment on our last post regarding the attempted bombing of the house of Governor William Spry in 1916, we were able to track down some images of the house from the Tax Appraisal Cards and Photographs collection. … Continue reading

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State of the Roads

Now that Memorial Day is behind us, the summer travel season is officially open.  Along with the road construction season.  As you wait for that highway worker to change the Stop sign to Slow, you can ponder some interesting insights … Continue reading

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Wanted: History from Salt Lake County Agencies

The mission of the Archives  is to preserve and provide access to the history of County government.   We have a wealth of history for agencies and also facilities such as Hansen Planetarium, Capitol Theatre, Salt Palace, and Wheeler Farm.   We are asking for help … Continue reading

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1979 Aerial Photographic Maps Added

The Archives recently obtained aerial photographic maps taken in 1979.  These maps show detailed sections of Salt Lake County, including roads, rivers,  and buildings.  Aerial photographs are an invaluable record for researching property changes.  As the U.S. Department of Agriculture states: … Continue reading

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Salt Lake County Fair’s 75th Anniversary

    2011 marks the 75th year of operation for the County Fair!  To celebrate this great milestone in County Fair history, here are some images from the collection of County Fair photographs and documents housed at the Archives.   (Dates of images … Continue reading

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Lost Houses: The Alamo Place

The Alamo Place was an apartment complex built in 1901, and was located at 259 West North Temple.  Records do not document exactly when the buildings were demolished.  All of the following photographs were taken in 1936, and are from a collection housed at the … Continue reading

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Land Title Certificates

The Land Title Certificates series is one of our most popular collections. The series contains thousands of records of land ownership in Salt Lake County from 1851 to 1895, with the bulk being in 1871-1873. These land title certificates reconciled … Continue reading

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Movie Theaters in Salt Lake County

  2021 East 2700 South, circa 1935/1940s Source: Salt Lake County Tax Appraisal Cards and Photographs . 

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