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New Finding Aids at the Archives: February 2021

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Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here are the newest ones created during February 2021: Inventory of Hyrum State Park administrative records from Department of Natural Resources. Division of Parks and Recreation. Northern Region, 1983-1986 Inventory of Naturalization administrative files from District Court (Seventh District : Carbon County), 1906-1936. Inventory of Declarations of intention from District …

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Kaysville-Layton Milling Company: a Trademark Story

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Many small towns settled in the nineteenth century in Utah had their own flour mills. Kaysville, Utah was no exception, with its first mill built in 1866, about fifteen years after the first families started building a city center that largely still exists today. Kaysville is located in Davis County, about 16 miles north of Salt Lake City.  Early families …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: January 2021

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Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here are the newest ones created during January 2021: Inventory of Administrative records from Huntington (Utah), 1954-1974. Inventory of Business bonds from Huntington (Utah), 1923-1931. Inventory of City council minutes from Huntington (Utah), 1913-2004 Inventory of Official bonds from Huntington (Utah), 1917-1948 Inventory of Ordinances and resolutions from Huntington (Utah), …

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Highway Maps Online

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Before we had GPS and phones with map apps, people used folded paper maps. Across the United States, transportation departments distributed free highway maps both as a public service and a way to promote tourism, including here in Utah. The Utah State Archives is pleased to announce that a collection of Official Highway Maps from the Utah Department of Transportation …

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New Finding Aids at the Archives: December 2020

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Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here are the newest ones created during December 2020: Inventory of Field Notes of the Survey of Highways from Carbon County (Utah). County Clerk, 1894-1909. Inventory of Rockport State Park photographs from Department of Natural Resources. Division of Parks and Recreation. Northern Region, ca. 1970-2000 Inventory of Naturalization index cards …

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New Finding Aids at the Archives: November 2020

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Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here are the newest ones created during November 2020: Inventory of Rockport State Park records from Department of Natural Resources. Division of Parks and Recreation. Northern Region, ca. 1958-2020 Inventory of Inheritance tax liens register from District Court (Sixth District : Sevier County), 1915-1936. Inventory of Council meeting materials from …

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New Finding Aids at the Archives: October 2020

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Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during October 2020: Inventory of Financial records from Centerfield (Utah), 1909-1990. In addition, the following were updated with new records or more description: Inventory of Bingham Canyon photographs from Department of Administrative Services. Division of Archives and Records Service, 1923-1978. Inventory of …

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New Finding Aids at the Archives: August 2020

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Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during August 2020: Inventory of City plat map from Spring City (Utah), 1888 Inventory of Financial records from Spring City (Utah), 1913-2003 Inventory of Proof of publication notices from Spring City (Utah), 1974-2014 Inventory of Public utilities payment records from Spring City …

Probate Records for Salt Lake County: Part 3 – Brigham Young

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This post is the third in a 3-part series on the Salt Lake County Probate Case Files. See Part 1 and Part 2. When Brigham Young died on August 29, 1877, he left behind a thriving frontier community grown from a few arriving wagons in 1847. He also left behind a complicated set of heirs with the practice of polygamy, …