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Blacks in Utah History __ "The history of Blacks in Utah is a microcosm of the history of Blacks in the United States. Black experience in Utah began during the exploration and fur-trapping period. James P. Beckwourth, a mulatto whose mother may have been a slave, is the best-known Black of this period."  A good overview of Black history in Utah and links to many other resources about Utah history. - From utah.gov - http://historytogo.utah.gov/people/ethnic_cultures/the_peoples_of_utah/blacksinutahhistory.html

Brigham Young Settled in the Great Salt Lake Valley ___Learn about the Mormon's first settlement in Utah. - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress - http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/reform/jb_reform_mormon_1.html 

Find a Grave - Utah ___Brief biographies of 114 'famous' citizens, many with information about their claims to fame, causes of death and burial places, and photos. - Illustrated - From Find a Grave - http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=state&FSstateid=47 
Heritage ___"The Heritage Gateways site features historical diaries, excerpts from published books such as I Walked to Zion, articles, commentaries, maps and video clips all reflecting the life and times of those early pioneers. The site is also a rich source for scholarly writings, links to other Internet resources, and a comprehensive bibliography of related writings, maps and organizations all related to the study of the pioneers, as well as instructions on how to build an authentic handcart. For the teacher in the classroom, this online project has high quality lesson plans and activities appropriate for elementary, middle school and high school students plus a special section featuring original student art work depicting life as a pioneer. Young people might especially enjoy reading stories of the children who experienced the trek first-hand 150 years ago in the Trail Pioneers section." - Illustrated - Utah State Office of Education - http://heritage.uen.org

History for Kids __ Utah history for kids. - illustrated - From utah.gov - http://historyforkids.utah.gov/
History of Utah __ "Native Americans have lived in what is now Utah for several thousand years. Most archeological evidence dates the earliest habitation to about 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. These paleolithic people utilized habitat near the Great Basin's swamps and marshes, which had an abundance of fish, birds, and small game animals." An encyclopedic article about the history of Utah. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Utah 

Salt Lake City Historical Photos __ "See the past in pictures. This gallery contains web sites featuring galleries of historical photos." A couple of the gallery links are bad but there is still enough to see. - From slsites.com - http://slsites.com/dir.html?category_id=1491

Salt Lake History __ "Salt Lake City was founded on July 24, 1847, by a group of Mormon pioneers. (Mormons are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.) The pioneers, led by Brigham Young, were the first non-Indians to settle permanently in the Salt Lake Valley."  A general overview of Salt Lake city history. - From utah.com - http://www.utah.com/cities/slc_history.htm  
The US50 - A Guide to the State of Utah ___A general overview of the history of Utah and brief biographies of historic figures. - Text only - From Erik Schubach and TheUS50.com - http://www.theus50.com/utah/history.php


Utah ___A good overview of this state's history, plus statistics, demographic information, and links to "... selected famous natives and residents." - Illustrated - From Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108279.html 
Utah Ghost Towns ___These brief reports about this state's ghost towns are submitted by viewers. - Map - From Ghosttowns.com - http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/ut/ut.html

Utah: History ___Topics include mountain men, Mormon settlement and twentieth century development. - Text only - From The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. - http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/us/A0861733.html 

Utah History Encyclopedia ___"The first complete history of Utah in encyclopedia form, consisting of 575 articles and over 200 historic photographs." - Illustrated - From Media Solutions, University of Utah Office of Information Technology - http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/
Utah History to Go ___A fully searchable website about the history of Utah with such topics as mining and railroads, indigenous peoples, and cowboys and pioneers. - Illustrated - From the State of Utah - http://historytogo.utah.gov/

History - Utah.gov __ List of history resources provided by the government of Utah. - From State of Utah - http://www.utah.gov/about/history.html


Utah Old Photos.... faces and places in the past __ Old family photographs, postcards, historical pictures, and genealogy about the people and places. - illustrated - From familyoldphotos.com - http://www.familyoldphotos.com/ut/

Utah State Flag History __ History and images of Utah State Flag. - illustrated - From scribd.com - http://www.scribd.com/doc/2467652/Utah-State-Flag-History 

Utah State History __ A fascinating website dedicated to Utah history. You will find information about archaeology, history programs, educational materials for student and teacher, images and much more. - illustrated - From Utah State Historical Society/Division of State History - http://history.utah.gov/

Utah Timeline of State History __ "Explore a chronological timeline of important events and dates in Utah's unique history from the Paleoindian era to modern-day Utah. Find a guide to state's symbols." - From shgresources.com - http://www.shgresources.com/ut/timeline/  

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