State of Utah (1900-1930)

The 20th century brought closer ties to the larger United States as communication networks continued to grow throughout the West. Immigration continued to increase the size of the population.  Concern for Utah workers came as a result of economic growth for industries in Utah. World War 1 and the Great Depression affected Utah in varying degrees.

Cans of “C” rations

Representing an everyday soldier’s life, the two daily cans of “C” rations.

C.C.C. Camp; Antelope Springs camp

Antelope Springs Civilian Conservation Corps camp. Part of the New Deal legislation by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Provided training and work for men during the Great Depression from 1933-1942

Women’s baseball team, 1898

BYU flapper-coeds at the Provo railroad station, 1920s

H-373. These vivacious BYU flapper-coeds if the 1920s were the official greeting committee at the Provo railroad station. At registration time they and other student groups welcomed the arriving BYU students, large numbers of whom traveled by train in those days. The practice started among Sanpete County students, but soon spread to other incoming students. … Continue reading BYU flapper-coeds at the Provo railroad station, 1920s

World War I

Army Air Corps planes over San Antonio, TX in training for WWI combat. Lt. J.J. Williams, son of Dr. & Mrs. J.W. Williams of Moab, is flying one of them. Mitch Williams Collection, Dan O’Laurie Museum, Moab. UHQ Winter 1995.

Prisoner of War Camp

German P.O.W. at mess hall during their stay at Fort Douglas. Aug. 27, 1917. Shipler #18168. (W.W.I)

Tribune-Telegram Headlines (WWI)

Cartoon inspired by the controversy over a Provo ordinance prohibiting the sale of alcohol, 1909

This cartoon was inspired by the controversy that raged over a local Provo ordinance prohibiting the sale of liquor in 1909, ten years before the Volstead Act implemented the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages. On the near side of the street are the red-nosed “wets” standing among beer … Continue reading Cartoon inspired by the controversy over a Provo ordinance prohibiting the sale of alcohol, 1909

Prohibition Bill