Salt Lake Sites: History
Discover the history of Salt Lake.
- Fold3.com (*)
Fold3.com lets you access a massive database of historical miltary records.
- Bancroft's History of Utah 1540-1886 (www.utlm.org)
An excellent 28 chapter online book concerning the history of Utah. Includes information on the Spanish Explorers who first discovered the region, indian history and a recount of the early settlers in the state.
- A Peculiar Journey to Utah (tracesofhistory.com)
Article on Elizabeth Cumming and the Army to Utah in 1857.
- National Register of Historical Places (www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com)
Site lists historic districts in Salt Lake.
- Utah History To Go (historytogo.utah.gov)
An online service from the state of Utah, UtahHistoryToGo has a collection of online articles about the history of Utah.
- Utah Heritage Foundation (www.utahheritagefoundation.com) - review
UHF is a non-profit statewide historic preservation organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting Utah's historic buildings.
- Utah Ski Archives (www.skiarchives.org)
a comprehensive history of skiing in Utah and the Intermountain region...housed in the Marriot Library.
- Prospector Utah (www.prospector-utah.com)
This site has several interesting articles on the pioneers in Utah, prospecting. It also has an interesting gallery of UTah pictures.
- Ancient Treasure Hunter (www.ancienttreasurehunter.com)
Information about indian artifacts, anthropology and exploration in Utah.
- American West Center (www.amwest.utah.edu)
The American West Center is a research unit at the University of Utah. For more than thirty years it has actively worked to provide a greater understanding of the history, development, and environment of the American West.
- Utah Historical Society (www.history.utah.gov)
A site by the state of Utah with information on the history of Utah.
- Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (www.loc.gov)
The Library of Congress displays the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ceding Texas, Utah and other territories to the US for $15M. Signed on 2/2/1848, Utah became part of the US less than a year after the founding of Salt Lake City.
- Mountain Meadows Association (www.mtn-meadows-assoc.com)
was organized in 1989 as a joint effort by the descendants of both sides of this tragedy. Its purpose was to erect a suitable memorial to honor the memory of those who lost their lives in the massacre in September of 1857.
- UtahRails.net (utahrails.net)
Includes information about Utah's railroads, including both Union Pacific and Rio Grande. Also includes histories of railroads and mining in Bingham Canyon, and Utah's coal mining industry.
- History Preserved (historypreserved.com)
Helps families write and publish their family histories.
- Salt Lake County Sesquicentennial Celebration (www.150.slco.org)
The first official meeting of the Salt Lake County government was held on March 15, 1852. This site commemorates the event, and lists sesquicentennial celebration activities.
- PACIFIC RAILROAD - The Last Spike - New York Times, May 11, 1869 (cprr.org)
Photos and reprint of the NY Times article on the completion of the transcontinental railroad.
- Center for Documentary Arts (www.cdautah.org) - review
Located in the Leonardo Center, the Center for Documentary arts gathers photos, oral and written histories of the people of Utah.
- PBS - Ken Burns - The West (www.pbs.org)
The web site for the Ken Burns series 'The West'
- The U.S. Mormon Battalion, Inc. (www.mormonbattalion.com)
A site dedicated to the history of the Mormon Battalion.
- USS Utah (www.ussutah.org)
The USS Utah sank in Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941.
- Animated Flags of Utah. (www.us-american-flags.com)
Animated Flags of Utah. Flag of Utah. Free Animated Gifs Flags of the State of Utah. United States of America. Animated Gif Flag. Pictures of flags. Flags encyclopedia. Pictures and images of flag and banner. US America Animated Flags. States of the Union
- Sons of Utah Pioneers (www.sonsofutahpioneers.org)
Organization works to record and preserve Utah's History.
- Utah Life Science Online (www.utahlifescience.com)
"Utah BioHistory" tells the story of the scientists, institutions, political leaders, and significant events that are the foundation of the biotechnology and medical device industries in the state of Utah.
- Utah State Archives (www.archives.state.ut.us)
Utah State Archives provides access to historical government documents.
- Random History (www.randomhistory.com)
Random History and Word Origins for the Curious Mind
- Utah Heritage Foundation (www.utahheritagefoundation.org) - review
The Utah Heritage Foundation is interested in preserving and promoting historic buildings.
- Groberg Films (www.grobergfilms.com)
Groberg Films produces documentaries for public television.
- Jim Bridger 24 (jimbridger24.com)
Site examines Jim Bridger's rolr in western settlement.
- The Dred Scott Story (www.dredscottstory.com)
A site for the work "Am I Not A Man?" by Mark Shurtleff about Dred Scott
- Salt Lake County - Archives (www.archives.slco.org)
The County Archives helps preserve the history of Salt Lake County.
- Alta Historical Society (www.altahistory.org)
The Alta Historical Society works to preserve the history of Alta and the Wasatch Mountains.
- Mormon Trails Association (www.mormontrails.org)
A group dedicated to promoting the history of the Mormon Trail and Mormon Pioneer history.
- Splinters of a Nation (splintersofanation.com)
Scott Porter is creating a documentary about the experiences of German PoWs during WWII.
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