Certified Local Government Program—Spring City CLG Grant Project

Alena Franco History Main Blog

By Alena Franco, CLG Coordinator The Certified Local Government (CLG) program is designed to promote historic preservation at the local level. This is a federal program (through the National Park Service) that is administered by the Utah State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) located within the Utah Division of State History.  …

Chinese Railroad Workers Teacher’s Workshop

Amy Barry History Main Blog

By Chris Merritt, Ph.D., Utah Division of State History and Erin Huber, Visual Artist, West Lake STEM Junior High  The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah hosted a week-long teacher’s workshop (as part of their Gateway to Learning Educator Workshops program) for educators in honor of the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. …

Point A to B

Katie Barber History Main Blog

by Katie Barber Katie excelled during her internship with State History, so we hired her for the summer. How often do you think about where you are in the world? This isn’t some great metaphysical question. I am referring to your present physical location, your exact geographic place on Earth, …

How Did I Get Here? – Follow the Historical Markers

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By Christina Epperson, GIS Analyst, Utah Division of State History It’s mid-July as I write this blog post and the temperature forecast for the next seven days is near or at 100 degrees.  With the foothill grasses a golden brown and the plentiful snowpack on our highest mountains fading to …