A Monumental Controversy

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In September 1996, President Bill Clinton made the controversial decision to draw on powers reserved to him by the 1906 Antiquities Act, and designate 1,880,461 aces of land in southern Utah as the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. But did you know that sixty years before federal officials were pondering the designation of a similar monument that would have dwarfed the area covered by today’s Grand Staircase?

Archives Month: Ann Torrence on U.S. Highway 89

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All Events for Utah Archives Month | RSVP on Facebook | Get Directions Thursday, October 24 at Noon U.S. Highway 89: The Scenic Route to Seven Western National Parks is a visual guide to seven of America’s favorite national parks, hometown events and quirky roadside attractions linked by U.S. 89. Scenic Highway 89 traces the stories of legendary trappers, missionaries …

Archives Month: Opening Zion author to speak

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 12 – 1 p.m. Utah State Archives Courtyard Meeting Room 346 S. Rio Grande St. Salt Lake City, Utah “Opening Zion: A Scrapbook of the National Parks First Official Tourists” When Melissa Clark purchased a box of old scrapbooks online, she knew only that she had bought something relating to the University of Utah and Zion …