A Little Tale of One City: The Salisbury Building and the Lens of Clifton Bray and the Salt Lake Telegram

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By Greg Walz, Research Center Manager How might one analyze older photographs of Utah — downtown Salt Lake City in particular — to gain some knowledge about little moments in life as they were lived in another era? Is it even possible to ascertain such a thing with any detail …

Utah Commits to Combat Archaeological Vandalism!

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On Friday, January 24 over 80 people from 44 organizations participated in person or on a webinar in Utah Public Archaeology Network’s (UtahPAN’s) inaugural meeting! Everyone brought incredible energy and ideas to the meeting, and there was widespread agreement that the problem is dire, but reversible. This is the year …

In Search of the Spanish Trail: Santa Fe to Los Angeles, 1829-1948 – Steven K. Madsen’s Research and Photographing The Old Spanish Trail

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By Lisa Barr, Museum & Historical Collections Curator As a historical collections curator for Utah Division of State History, I recently processed and arranged Steven K. Madsen’s research and photograph collections. He and University of Utah Professor Emeritus C. Gregory Crampton (1911-1995) used primary and secondary sources, including documents, maps, …

“Recent Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Projects – More Exciting Than It Sounds!”

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By Amber Anderson, Tax Credit Coordinator Two properties in Salt Lake City were recently awarded historic rehabilitation tax credits! Both properties received the federal income tax credit, while one also received the state-level credit. Projects that receive federal tax credits are considered “substantial rehabilitations” and follow historic preservation-minded design requirements. …