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HIDDEN HISTORY OF UTAH

By Eileen Hallet Stone

Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2013-11-12
Paperback (208 pages)

HIDDEN HISTORY OF UTAH
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In the 1840s, land west of the Missouri River was a new frontier for courage, adventure, freedom and true grit. During this era and the decades that followed, Utah became the focal point for many brave settlers yearning for a new way of life. While Utah's proud Mormon legacy is well documented, there are lesser-known stories that contribute to the state's fascinating history. Join public historian, author and history columnist Eileen Hallet Stone for a look into the state's forgotten past as she presents a revelatory collection of tales culled from her popular "Salt Lake Tribune" "Living History" column. From newly freed slaves, early suffragists, desert farmers and union men to railroad kings, cattle barons, influential statesmen and more, this is "Hidden History of Utah."

History of Utah

By Hubert Howe Bancroft

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Paperback (316 pages)

History of Utah
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Bancroft's enormous history covers Utah from its Native American days to the first European expeditions into the region and all the way up to Utah's status in the late 19th century as a haven for Mormons.

Fodor's Utah: with Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Capitol Reef & Canyonlands National Parks (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2015-07-14
Paperback (352 pages)

Fodor s Utah: with Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Capitol Reef & Canyonlands National Parks (Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

The home of some of the United State's most outstanding national parks---Arches, Bryce, and Zion---and ski slopes, Utah delivers outdoor adventures aplenty. The awe-inspiring scenery is a study in diversity---from salt flats to red rock canyons, from the desert to the Rocky Mountains. Bustling Salt Lake City offers a unique cultural oasis. 

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Utah
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· Coverage of Salt Lake City, Park City and the Southern Wasatch, North of Salt Lake City, Dinosaurland and Eastern Utah, Capitol Reef National Park, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Southwestern Utah, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Moab and Southeastern Utah

Geology of Utah (Occasional paper no. 6 of the Utah Museum of Natural History)

By William Lee Stokes

Brand: Utah Museum of Natural History
Paperback (280 pages)

Geology of Utah (Occasional paper no. 6 of the Utah Museum of Natural History)
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For over 50 years, William Stokes has been a steady contributor to the mapping and interpretation of Utah geology. This book is a late dividend of a long professional career that has been almost exclusively invested in Utah and its neighboring states. Through this book, Utahns have a unique opportunity to appreciate their geologic heritage. An unusually large segment of earth's history is recorded in over 250 formations that crop out in different areas of the state and virtually every geologic influence that shaped the earth - lakes, glaciers, wind, igneous action, tectonic forces, and erosion have left unmistakable impressions. Utah's economy is more closely linked to geology than most other states. In the past, the state relied upon the mining and energy industries and now tourism, based mainly on geologic attractions, is a major source of income. Also, the design and construction of nearly every major structure in Utah should consider geology because few other states have Utah's vulnerability to the geologic hazards associated with earthquakes, landslides, rockfalls, unstable soil conditions, high ground water, floods, liquefaction, and shifting lakes.

Probably no area of similar size in the U.S. displaces more of the raw, unobscured rock formations than does Utah. Due to the scarcity of soil, not only do rock formations appear with unobscured clarity, they also occur in great variety. Over 500 have been recognized including igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary units of all types. The age ranges from ancient Precambrian (2 billion +), to the sands dunes still creeping across today's desert landscape. Every system of the well-known geologic column is represented, some almost completely. Each system also contains diagnostic fossils and distinctive rock types, which few other states can claim.

Mysteries and Legends of Utah: True Stories Of The Unsolved And Unexplained (Myths and Mysteries Series)

By Michael O'reilly

Brand: Globe Pequot
Paperback (192 pages)

Mysteries and Legends of Utah: True Stories Of The Unsolved And Unexplained (Myths and Mysteries Series)
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From Jedediah Smith's final moments to persistent rumors of bigfoot, from the rise of an unlikely uranium magnate to the mysterious end of Butch Cassidy, this selection of twelve stories from Utah's past explores some of the Beehive State's most compelling mysteries and debunks some of its most famous myths.

Utah: By Kids, For Kids

By Venture Academy

Glass Spider Publishing
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Utah: By Kids, For Kids
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Did you know that Utah was the birthplace of the inventors of the Frisbee, the video game, and the traffic light? Headphones? Yep, those are from Utah, too. The state was also home to one of the most infamous outlaws in American history. In this delightful and informative book, learn things you never knew about Utah—from fry sauce, funeral potatoes, and Jell-O, to dinosaurs, pioneers, and mountain men. Utah: By Kids, For Kids is the incredible product of some of Utah’s own rising generation. Written and illustrated by middle schoolers, this book provides: • Fun and easy-to-read articles—perfect for road trips, summer learning, and family activities! • Great supplemental material for 4th and 7th grade teachers. • Helps instill pride and appreciation for our nation’s 45th state. Think you know Utah? Well, think again!

History Of Utah's American Indians

By Forrest Cuch

Brand: Utah Division of Indian Affairs and the Utah Historical Society
Paperback (415 pages)

History Of Utah s American Indians
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This book is a joint project of the Utah Division of Indian Affairs and the Utah State Historical Society. It is distributed to the book trade by Utah State University Press.

The valleys, mountains, and deserts of Utah have been home to native peoples for thousands of years. Like peoples around the word, Utah's native inhabitants organized themselves in family units, groups, bands, clans, and tribes. Today, six Indian tribes in Utah are recognized as official entities. They include the Northwestern Shoshone, the Goshutes, the Paiutes, the Utes, the White Mesa or Southern Utes, and the Navajos (Dineh). Each tribe has its own government. Tribe members are citizens of Utah and the United States; however, lines of distinction both within the tribes and with the greater society at large have not always been clear. Migration, interaction, war, trade, intermarriage, common threats, and challenges have made relationships and affiliations more fluid than might be expected. In this volume, the editor and authors endeavor to write the history of Utah's first residents from an Indian perspective. An introductory chapter provides an overview of Utah's American Indians and a concluding chapter summarizes the issues and concerns of contemporary Indians and their leaders. Chapters on each of the six tribes look at origin stories, religion, politics, education, folkways, family life, social activities, economic issues, and important events. They provide an introduction to the rich heritage of Utah's native peoples. This book includes chapters by David Begay, Dennis Defa, Clifford Duncan, Ronald Holt, Nancy Maryboy, Robert McPherson, Mae Parry, Gary Tom, and Mary Jane Yazzie.

Forrest Cuch was born and raised on the Uintah and Ouray Ute Indian Reservation in northeastern Utah. He graduated from Westminster College in 1973 with a bachelor of arts degree in behavioral sciences. He served as education director for the Ute Indian Tribe from 1973 to 1988. From 1988 to 1994 he was employed by the Wampanoag Tribe in Gay Head, Massachusetts, first as a planner and then as tribal administrator. Since October 1997 he has been director of the Utah Division of Indian Affairs.

Roadside History of Utah (Roadside History Series) (Roadside History (Paperback))

By Cynthia Larsen Bennett

Brand: Mountain Press Publishing Company
Released: 1999-06-01
Paperback (401 pages)

Roadside History of Utah (Roadside History Series) (Roadside History (Paperback))
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Roadside History of Utah takes readers on a journey through time as it follows the state's highways, vividly portraying the determined people who faced the challenges of making a home in Utah. Readers will meet them all: the native peoples, early explorers and traders, Mormon pioneers, miners and ranchers, and even today's developers. In addition to detailing the state's major historical events, author Cindy Bennett displays a love of Utah that casts a warm glow on her accounts of tiny settlements taking root and growing into amiable towns like Pleasant Grove, whose main landmark today is a hamburger joint called the Purple Turtle, and Richmond, home of Utah's first evaporated-milk factory. Bennett relates stories such as the terror of Bear Lake, where for years a 75-foot monster was believed to lurk until it was discovered that the disturbance in the water were caused by local cattle. These, and many more tales, are the compelling stories of Utah's exceptional people.

Utah A People's History (Bonneville Books)

By Dean L May

University of Utah Press
Paperback (228 pages)

Utah A People s History (Bonneville Books)
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Utah A People's History . University of Utah Press, 2002.

Utah, the Right Place (Revised and Updated Edition)

By Thomas Alexander

Brand: Gibbs Smith
Paperback (488 pages)

Utah, the Right Place (Revised and Updated Edition)
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$29.95 gatefold paper · 1-58685-262-0 · March

8-1/2 x 10 in, 488 pp, 225 Black & White Photographs, 16 Maps,

Rights: W, Regional History

Utah residents lead lives rich with family, industry, politics, and community. The 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City focused the eyes of the world on this unique place, highlighting our strong contributions to the fine arts, professional sports, literature, and music, along with our unparalled access to recreation and more. Thomas G. Alexander tells the whole story of the Beehive State in Utah, The Right Place, a Utah Statehood Centennial Project of the Utah State Historical Society. Originally published in 1995, this newly updated and revised edition is the comprehensive historical Utah experience. With current information on recent political and economic changes, including the changes brought on by the 2002 Olympic games, Dr. Alexander teaches and entertains through his historical writings.

Thomas G. Alexander holds the Lemuel Hardison Redd Jr. Chair as Professor of Western American History at Brigham Young University. Born and raised in Utah, this award-winning author has written articles for many journals and has published a number of books, including Grace and Grandeur: A History of Salt Lake City (2002).



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