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Colorado River Expedition1938 Colorado River Expedition

In 1938 Charles Kelly and Russell Frazier decided to mark where the Dominguez-Escalante expedition crossed the Colorado River in 1776. The memories of this trip live on--partly--in these photos.


Sugar House PenThe Sugar House Pen

In 1854 Utah Territory built its first prison near Sugar House. Here it remained until 1951. Today, the site of the penitentiary is Sugar House Park, a place for joggers, sledders, picnickers, Frisbee-throwers, and lots more.

Aviation in UtahAviation in Utah

Seven years after the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk, a French "barnstormer" brought the first flying machine to Utah and astonished crowds at the Salt Lake Fairgrounds with his flying machine.


Jordan River Bridge Construction
Building Roads and Bridges in Utah

Historical photos of roads and bridges being built.

Fences in UtahFences in Utah

Historical photos of various kinds of fences.


Agriculture in UtahAgriculture in Utah

Historical photos of agriculture in Utah.


Churches in UtahChurches in Utah

Historical photos of places of (non-indigenous) worship in Utah.


Bicycles in UtahBicyles in Utah

Images of bicycles in Utah, from 1880s to 1920s.


Utah State Capitol ConstructionUtah State Capitol Construction

Photos of the construction of the Utah State Capitol, 1913-1915. Recently, the Capitol has undergone a major renovation and restoration of the original historic fabric.

South Temple
South Temple

Then and Now of a historic old street.


Immigrants to UtahImmigrants to Utah

Historic photos of immigrants