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Our child-labor problem


It is the purpose of this paper to investigate in a very modest way the status of Utah in regard to the child-labor question, and to ascertain what, if any, are Utah’s peculiar temptations to the exploitation of children’s labor. Special attention will be paid to conditions in Salt Lake City, since the writer was compelled by circumstances to limit personal investigation to that city.

Western Venture Corporation

The Western Venture Corp, an oil company incorporated under the laws of Nevada, had their main office in Reno with a branch in Vernal and Los Angeles. They purchased the Border Oil Company who was operating in Uintah County. The Western Venture corporation had holdings in Uintah and Duchesne Counties and drilled several oil wells southwest of Vernal. Here company men stand at one of their holdings.