This Is the Place for Us: Somali Settlement in the Salt Lake Valley

Jedediah Rogers History Main Blog, UHQ Blog, Utah Historical Society

By Haden Griggs             The This Is the Place monument in Salt Lake City commemorates and evokes the struggle nineteenth-century Latter-day Saints faced in settling a land new to them. Although specifically a reference to Utah’s first permanent Euro American settlers, the sentiment expressed by the monument’s title aptly represents …

When Buffalo Bill Came to Utah

Holly George UHQ Blog

In the spring 2019 issue of Utah Historical Quarterly, Brent M. Rogers explores William “Buffalo Bill” Cody and his checkered relationship with the state of Utah and members of its dominant religion, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Early in his career, Cody profited from negative depictions of …