Master Surveyor Henry G. Sherwood: A Response to the 1847 Plat Map Forum in the Utah Historical Quarterly

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By Kristine Shorey Forbes The recent discovery of a sheepskin map purported to be the original plat of Salt Lake City created by LDS surveyor savant Henry G. Sherwood less than two weeks after Brigham Young arrived in the valley has brought this long-forgotten grandfather of Zion back into the …

When Buffalo Bill Came to Utah

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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 …

Welcome to the UHQ Blog

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Welcome to the new blog for the Utah Historical Quarterly, Utah’s historical journal of record. This blog will feature less formal—but still substantively analytical—essays and thought-provoking pieces about Utah history than would normally appear in print. Blog posts may touch on current events or react to recent research findings, may …