State of Utah (1950-1980)

As the Cold War grew, so did Utah’s involvement in world events. While Utah’s communication networks expanded, Utah also played key roles in military and space programs. The population of Utah grew with immigrants from different parts of the world.  Like the rest of the nation, Utah also had to reflect on the issue of Civil Rights and how it affected all of its citizens.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visits Salt Lake City

One of the most notable events that took place in early Utah history was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visiting Salt Lake City in 1961. Given that the majority of Utah’s population was Mormon, and Mormons did not allow Black folk in their religion, Dr. King’s visit was a pivotal event in Utah history. Many … Continue reading Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visits Salt Lake City

Lone Ranger (Brace Beemer)

The Lone Ranger (Brace Beemer) stands by two stewardess with Frontier Airlines. Part of the American Legion Convention was to have Frontier Airlines take flights over Echo Park damsite.

Frontier Airlines (SLC to Yellowstone)

The photograph shows a hostess of Frontier Airlines standing on the stirs of the plane. As pictured, this plane flew from Salt Lake City to Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

Highway 40 (Vernal/Roosevelt, UT)

The photograph shows dump trucks traveling between Vernal and Roosevelt on Highway 40.

Manila Highway (Vernal, UT)

The photograph shows cars parked along the Manila Highway near Steinaker Reservoir in Vernal, Utah.

KUTV News Station (1964)

Black and white photo showing KUTV channel 2 news station with automobiles parked in front of the building, taken in 1964.

Philo Farnsworth

Philo Farnsworth invented the first, all-electronic television system. Philo Farnsworth was a technical prodigy from an early age. An avid reader of science magazines as a teenager, he became interested in the problem of television and was convinced that mechanical systems that used, for example, a spinning disc would be too slow to scan and assemble images many times … Continue reading Philo Farnsworth

BYU Students Petition for Vietnam War

On campuses throughout the United States in the late 1960s, the agony of the Vietnam War resulted in flag burnings, student strikes, destruction of campus property, protest riots, and other unrest. While protest demonstrations were absent on BYU campus, the issues, nevertheless, were keenly felt and were the subject of intensive discussion. These students set … Continue reading BYU Students Petition for Vietnam War

Tooele Army Depot

Military barracks constructed at Tooele Ordnance Depot during World War II. During the Korean War, some of these housed Navajo Indians from southern Utah. The photograph was taken between 1950 and 1965.