Territorial & Statehood Utah (1850-1900)

Life in territorial Utah was complex because of the interplay between the early pioneers, native people, miners, cowboys, entrepreneurs, new immigrants, and territorial and federal government. With all groups vying for scarce resources and control of the trajectory of Utah, conflict soon followed.  During this time, communication networks were expanding throughout the West and Utah was a crossroads for much of this growth.

Statehood Parade

Parade celebrating Utah’s statehood in 1896.

1891 Map of Logan City

1891 Map of Logan City, created by the Logan City Surveyor, November 9, 1923.

Territorial Insane Asylum

The Territorial Insane Asylum in Provo.

Provo, 1888

East Provo Cooperative Company; County Court House; Jail; Utah County Stake House (LDS Church); Tabernacle (old); Provo Theatre; Post Office; Provo Manufacturing Company woolen mills

Women Suffrage Leaders

Harry Longbaugh (The Sundance Kid)

Harry Longbaugh (The Sundance Kid), was photographed in New York City with Etta Place (a friend and outlaw companion of the Wild Bunch) before he, Butch Cassidy, and Place were thought to have left for South America.

Pinkerton National Detective Agency Wanted Poster

Pinkerton National Detective Agency wanted poster, showing George LeRoy Parker (Butch Cassidy), Harry Longabaugh and O. C. (Camilla) Hanks.

Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch

Seated, left to right; Harry Longabaugh (alias Sundance Kid), Ben Kilpatrick, Butch Cassidy. Standing, left to right: Will Carver, Harvey Logan (alias Kid Curry). Located on disc 73 in the RHC Center.

Mountain Meadows

Memorial of the scene of the massacre of the Fancher– Baker party of immigrants from Carroll County, Arkansas. The bronze tablet unveiled September 10, 1932 on the 75th anniversary of the Mountain Meadows Massacre.