Utah Ghost Towns/Sites Then and Now
By: R.N. & M.L. Preston The overlay, that is used over the map of UTAH 1900, (maps 3,4,5 and 6) has been reproduced from a modern map. The purpose is to show the changes in the state over a period...
Nine Mile Canyon (Images of America)
North of Price, Utah, Nine Mile Canyon slashes through the West Tavaputs Plateau and erodes its way east to the Green River, Utah. In 1847, settlements began in Utah along the Wasatch Front. The rangeland was soon taken, and stockmen...
Utah Ghost Rails
By: Stephen L. Carr & Robert W. Edwards Enjoy finding and learning about the ghost rails of Utah with Utah Ghost Rails. Find spots where there used to be twin rails carrying hundreds of passengers. This book briefly outlines the...
A Guide to Southern Utah's Hole in the Rock Trail
By: Stewart Aitchison In 1879, 230 settlers in southwestern Utah heeded the call from leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to pull up stakes and move to the distant Sand Juan River country of southeastern Utah....
Roadside History of Utah
By: Cynthia Larsen Bennett Anyone traveling through Utah's gorgeous landscape may be curious about the people who have lived there over time. Anyone who's ever heard of the Mormon Trail may be piqued to learn more about that extraordinary journey...
The San Rafael Swell (Images of America)
The San Rafael Swell is an anticline, or a geological uplift, that originally looked like an oval bowl turned upside down. Over time it has been carved into castle-like formations and deep canyons by erosive conditions. This landscape seemed so...
The Mountain Men: The Dramatic History and Lore of the First Frontiersmen
By: George Laycock To know how the West was really won, start with the exploits of these unsung mountain men who, like the legendary Jeremiah Johnson, were real buckskin survivalists. Preceded only by Lewis and Clark, beaver fur trappers roamed...
Jim Bridger: Mountain Man
By: Stanley Vestal Even among the mighty mountain men, Jim Bridger was a towering figure. He was one of the greatest explorers and pathfinders in American history. He couldn't write his name, but at eighteen he had braved the fury...
Mysteries and Legends Utah: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained
By: Michael O'Reilly In 1855, Caleb Rhoades accompanied Ute Indians to a sacred burial site in the Uinta Mountains - and there beheld a cave full of gold artifacts. Montezuma's treasure? Or relics made by the ancient Lamanites from the...
Bonneville Salt Flats (Images of America)
Astronaut John Glenn used Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats as a landmark from space, but on Earth, amateur motorsports devotees have used the blistering hot, flat land as a speed laboratory for more than a century. On August 22, 1949, the...
Faded Footprints: The Lost Rhoades Mines and Other Hidden Treasures of the Uintahs
By: George A. Thompson Since its initial publication, Faded Footprints has become a classic, the recognized research guide for prospectors and treasure seekers in Utah's Uinta Mountains. Following the first edition, author George Thompson was contacted by literally thousands of...
The Great Salt Lake
By: Dale L. Morgan The Great Salt Lake is a remarkable book, written by a remarkable man. After the passage of nearly a half-century, it remains one of the most informative and readable general histories of Utah yet written; a...
Orrin Porter Rockwell: Man of God/Son of Thunder
By: Harold Schindler One of the old West's most intriguing and mythic figures, Orrin Porter Rockwell stirs strong emotion even today. Saint or cold-blooded killer - the evidence is in your hands. Other Information: Published: 1993 Pages: 417
Salt Lake City: 1890-1930 (Images of America)
Between 1890 and 1930, Salt Lake City experienced some of the most rapid and profound changes of any city in U.S. history. In its pioneer period, from the beginning of white settlement in 1847 to about 1890, the city struggled...
The Lady in the Ore Bucket: A History of Settlement and Industry in the Tri-Canyon Area of the Wasatch Mountains
By: Charles L. KellerWhen the first company of Mormon settlers arrived in the Great Salt Lake Valley in July 1847, it was immediately apparent that their survival depended upon what resources they found in the mountains surrounding them. The Great...
Outlaw Tales of Utah: True Stories of Utah's Most Famous Rustlers, Robbers, and Bandits
By: Michael Rutter Massacres, mayhem, and mischief fill the pages of Outlaw Tales of Utah. Meet the Wild Bunch, outlaws who sought refuge between heists hanging out and hiding out in Utah. Butch Cassidy, its leader, once paid a farmer's...
By: Vardis Fisher A novel of male and female in the Early American West. This is a classic in American West literature, a major triumph of historical fiction. Other Information: Published: 1965Pages: 351
Lost Treasures on the Old Spanish Trail
The Old Spanish Trail was a pathway with but one purpose: to lead followers to the legendary land of Cibola and its immeasurable treasures of silver and gold. Lost Treasures of the Spanish Trail takes readers through the history of the trail...
Salt Lake City Cemetery (Images of America)
The Salt Lake City Cemetery was established in September 1847 when George Wallace, who arrived with the first company of Mormon pioneers two months prior, buried his young daughter on a picturesque hillside above the Salt Lake Valley. It has...
By: Stephen E. Ambrose In this sweeping adventure story, Stephen E. Ambrose, the bestselling author of D-Day, presents the definitive account of one of the most momentous journeys in American history. Ambrose follows the Lewis and Clark Expedition from Thomas...
The White Indian Boy & its sequel The Return of the White Indian
By: Elijah Nicholas Wilson & Charles A. Wilson First published in 1910, The White Indian Boy quickly became a western classic. Readers fascinated by real-life cowboys and Indians thrilled to Uncle Nick Wilson's frontier exploits, as he recounted running away...
Salt Desert Trails
By: Charles Kelly First published in 1930, Salt Desert Trails tells the story of the Great Salt Desert crossing by early explorers and emigrant parties. Central to the story is the opening of Hastings Cutoff in 1846, which led to...
Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy through the Grand Canyon
By: Edward Dolnick On May 24, 1869, a one-armed Civil War veteran named John Wesley Powell and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West. No one had ever explored the...
The Pony Express in Utah (Images of America)
The Pony Express stands out in the history of the American West, memorable and captivating for the romance and adventure it evokes. The image of the intrepid young rider on a fast horse, crossing mountain and desert with his precious...