A man working on the back side of a big washing machine at the American Linen Supply Company in 1913.
People in Utah have supported themselves in many ways. Here are a few ways people have "earned a living":
Agriculture: Prehistoric peoples began farming and domesticating animals in about 0 A.D. When Anglo American settlers first came, agriculture was important because they had to grow everything they ate.
Mining: Visit the Mining Heritage Alliance pages to learn about mining in Utah.
You can also view the Mining Utah's Heritage, The Story of Mining in Utah student/teacher handbook at http://utah.ptfs.com/awweb/awarchive?type=file&item=13916
Manufacturing: Visit the Utah History Encylopedia to learn about Utah's manufacturing history.
Defense: Visit the Utah History Encyclopedia to learn about Utah's military and defense history.
Transportation: Visit the Utah History Encyclopedia to learn about Utah's transportation history.