Cultural & Historic Resources

Veterans Memorials in Utah
National Historic Landmarks in Utah
Public Utah Archaeology

Utah History Story Maps

Women's Suffrage image
Transcontinental Railroad
Old picture of Fort Douglas building
Old map
Jedediah Smith's Southwestern Expeditions
Mt Timpanogos February 1916
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WWI Anniversary 1917-2017

Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps

The six maps reproduced below are part of Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps displayed in the Utah Capitol Building in 2017.

Maps serve many purposes. They represent physical geographies, recording landmarks, routes, and boundaries. But they also reflect varying perceptions, imaginations, values, and aspirations. This is certainly true of the maps presented here. Over five centuries, empires and explorers along with printers and publishers worked first to trace the outline of a continent that was new to Europeans and then, eventually, to fill in its vast middle. These maps show the steady increase of geographic knowledge of the Americas, but they also demonstrate the economic and political interests that produced that knowledge and the individuals who benefited from it. They hint at what map makers and their sponsors determined was worth documenting, identifying, and, in some cases, possessing. They often erase, obscure, and distort. Put simply: maps are more than cartographic representations of known or imagined physical features on the landscape. As you examine these maps, try to determine the purposes for which they were made and any mistruths, omissions, and distortions they may contain.

Original maps shown are from the private collection of Salt Lake City businessman Stephen Boulay, with additional contributions from the Utah State Historical Society, LDS Church History Department, L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University, Special Collections at the J. Willard Marriott Library, and the American West Center at the University of Utah.

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Movie Theater: Find Movies Filmed in Utah

Horror Movies Filmed in Utah
Winter Movies Filmed in Utah
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Maps on the Hill Archive

Opportunity Zone Map
Transcontinental Railroad Map
The Rise of Utah's Railroads 2018
Westerns Then and Now 2018
Movies Filmed in Utah 2018
Veterans Memorials in Utah 2017
Vandalism Occurrences 2017
Civilian Conversation Corps in Utah 2017
Utah Cemeteries 2016
Ghost Towns of 2015
Sites with Rock Art 2014
 

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