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            circa 1930 color postcard of Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah             statewide links
a few important people

Northwestern Utah
Salt Lake City area
Provo-Orem area
Ogden / Weber County

Northeast Utah

Central Utah

Southern Utah

smaller counties & towns

Railroads of Utah

Indian Country

reading material
other media

                     


flag of the State of Utah      Utah state quarter of 2007      Great Seal of the State of Utah [est. 1896]

Official Government Links & Info
The State of Utah covers 84,899 square miles {219,887 square kilometers}.
The state was admitted to the Union on 4 January 1896 {the 45th state}.
As of 2012, 62.2% of Utahns are counted as members of L.D.S. church, although only 41.6% of them are active members.
The state flower is the Sego Lily (Calochortus nuttallii); the state tree is the Blue Spruce (Picea pungens Engelm).
The state bird is the California Gull (Larus californicus).
The state animal is the Rocky Mountain Elk; the state fish is the Bonneville Cutthroat Trout.

The popular name is 'Beehive State'; the state emblem is a beehive {'deseret' in the Book of Mormon}, and thus the state motto is 'Industry'.
The state slogan was changed to "Utah: Life Elevated" in 2006, while the tourism slogan "The Greatest Snow On Earth" has officially been in use since 1975.
The time zone in Utah is Mountain Time.

Official Website of the State of Utah
Utah: Life Elevated official tourism website
Utah Office of Tourism official website
Utah's Seven National Parks

Statewide Links
browse travel books about Utah U.S.A. at Amazon
State of Utah entry at Wikipedia
Utah Travel Council
Utah National Monuments & Forests
Society of Daughters of Utah Pioneers [est. 1901]
Society of Sons of Utah Pioneers [est. 1933]
Utah Business: The Magazine For Decision Makers [est. 2008]
Recycling Coalition of Utah
Don's Utah Rails fansite
Utah Farmers Union [] based in Lehi, Utah
Utah Farm Bureau Federation [est. 1916] based in Sandy, Utah
Intermountain Farmers Assn. [est. 1923] operates 19 stores in Utah
http://www.utahsadventurefamily.com/
"Salt City Throwdown' podcast [est. 10/2013]
Black Bear Diner [chain est. 1995] {3 locations in Utah}
The Mountain West Digital Library [est. 2001] coördinates with AZ, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT & WY

K.U.E.D.-TV Channel 7 is Utah's P.B.S. station

G.E. Nordell's Utah Travel / Railroad Links Page


A Few Important People
Governor Gary R. Herbert [GOP]
Lt. Governor Gregory S. Bell [GOP]
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch [since 1977; GOP]
U.S. Senator Mike Lee [since 2011; GOP]

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eco-activist Edward Abbey [1927-89]
ranger at Arches in 1956 & 1957

Chief Antonga Black Hawk [1830?-1870]

trader Jim Bridger [1804-81]

modern painter G. Russell Case of Utah

painter Maynard Dixon [1875-1946]

executed labor leader Joe Hill [1879-1915]

author5 & photographer Chinle Miller of Utah

The Osmond Family, including Donny & Marie

labor folksinger Utah Phillips [1935-2008]
lived in Salt Lake City in the 1960s

Mormon leader Brigham Young [1801-77]
http://www.amazon.com/Brigham-Young-Architect-Of-Faith/dp/B000E37308/
Ann Eliza Webb Dee Young [1844-1917], author of "Wife No. 19, or My Life of Bondage" [1875]

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explorer Everett Ruess [1914-1934]
Teenager Ruess rejected society and decided to live in the wilderness of California and the deserts of Utah, Arizona & New Mexico,
at times studying and living with Edward Weston, painter Maynard Dixon, and Dorothea Lange; Ruess wandered and journaled
from 1930 to 1934 - at which point he vanished.

official websiteWikipedia

Everett Ruess, Vagabond For Beauty books edited by W.L Rusho  "Everett Ruess: A Vagabond For Beauty" and "Wilderness Journals" [orig 1973 & 1998]
Edited by W.L Rusho, Introduction by John Nichols, Afterword by Edward Abbey

The hardcover edition is comprised of "A Vagabond For Beauty" [1973], a collection of letters to friends & family written during his wanderings, and "Wilderness Journals" [1998], which excerpts passages from Ruess's only existing journals (for 1932 & 1933)
Gibbs Smith 8½x5½ pb [9/73] for $11.37
Gibbs Smith 8½x5½ hardcover [11/2002] out of print/used
Wilderness Song album on MP3 by Dan Bern  "Wilderness Song: Adapted From The Writings of Everett Ruess" [2012]
by Dan Bern

indep MP3 album [9/2012] 15 tracks for $7.99
Everett Ruess Wilderness Song documentary film by Lindsay Jaeger  "Everett Ruess Wilderness Song" [indep July 2013]
"A documentary film about Everett Ruess and the American West" Co-produced by Jonathan Demme; co-produced & directed by Lindsay Jaeger; original music by Dan Bern; narrated by Sequoyah Adams-Rice
Way of The West Prodns color DVD [2013] 2 disks for $15.99 + s/h via Amazon 3rd party
credits at IMDbofficial movie site

http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Everett-Ruess-Disappearance-Wilderness/dp/030759176X/
http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Everett-Ruess-Disappearance-Wilderness/dp/0307591778/
http://www.amazon.com/Everett-Ruess-Mysterious-Astonishing-Afterlife/dp/0520265424/
http://www.amazon.com/Desert-Trails-With-Everett-Ruess/dp/0879058250/
http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Everett-Ruess-ebook/dp/B0042JTA8S/
http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Everett-Ruess-W-L-Rusho/dp/1423617118/


Northwest Utah
includes Box Elder, Cache (Logan), Davis (Layton), Juab (Nephi), Morgan, Salt Lake (SLC), Tooele,
Utah (Provo & Orem), and Weber (Ogden) Counties

The top five population centers in Utah are Salt Lake City [2010 pop. 1,124,197], Ogden-Clearfield [547,184], Provo-Orem [526,810],
St. George [138,115] in Washington County, and Logan [125,442]

Of the top ten Utah cities by population (2010 census), five are in Salt Lake County and four are in NW Utah, with #8 being St. George in SW Utah. The top ten are: Salt Lake City [186,440], West Valley City [129,480], Provo [112,488] in Utah County, West Jordan [103,712], Orem [88,328] in Utah County, Sandy [87,461], Ogden [82,825] in Weber County, St. George [72,897] in Washington County, Layton [67,311] in Davis County, and Taylorsville [58,652].

Salt Lake County, Utah
includes the cities of Alta, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Herriman, Holladay, Midvale, Murray, Riverton, Salt Lake City {county seat and state capitol}, Sandy, South Jordan, South Salt Lake, Taylorsville, West Jordan, and West Valley City.
official county websiteentry at Wikipedia

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Salt Lake City :: 'The Crossroads of The West' [incorp. 1851]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
www.visitSaltlake.com
Ann Torrence Photography in Salt Lake City, Utah
University of Utah in Salt Lake City
the light-rail system in the Salt Lake Valley, known as TRAX
the Inn on the Hill
Ellerbeck Mansion B&B
The Anton Boxrud B&B
Parrish Place B&B
Hotel Monaco in a newly-restored historic bank building in the heart of downtown Salt Lake
DowntownSLC.org
http://www.saltlakecityview.com/
Capitol Theatre
Perkins Cafe & Bakery at SLC Airport Fairfield Inn Hotel
AllTrans / Mountain States Express - bus transport from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Salt Lake hotspots Brewvies, The Porcupine Grill, The Bayou, Fiddlers Elbow, Beer Hive, Wing Nutz, and the Huka Bar
H.S.L. Restaurant [est/ 3/2016], 200 So. 418 East in Salt Lake City, Utah
Squatters Pub Brewery [#1 est. 1989], 147 West Broadway in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah
Squatters Airport Pub [#2 est. 2002], Concourse C, Terminal 2 at Salt Lake International Airport

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Alta [incorp. 1970]

Bluffdale [incorp. 1978]

Cottonwood Heights [incorp. 2005]

Draper [incorp. 1978] ZIP 84020
Zing Solar [est. 2013], 12180 So. 300 East in Draper, Utah - serving UT, SoCal & NM

Herriman [incorp. 1999]

Holladay [incorp. 1999]

Midvale [incorp. 1900s]

Murray [incorp. 1902]

Riverton [incorp. 1946]

Sandy [incorp. 1893]
Whisper Creek Log Homes of Sandy, Utah

South Jordan [incorp. 1935]

South Salt Lake [incorp. 1938]

Taylorsville [incorp. 1996]

West Jordan [incorp. 1941]

West Valley City [incorp. 1980]


Provo & Orem, Utah area

Utah County, Utah
Golden Spike National Historic Site at Promontory Summit, Utah

Orem, Utah
Utah Valley University (formerly Utah Valley State College) in Orem

Provo, Utah
Fort Utah [est. 1849] later renamed Provo, Utah
Brigham Young University in Provo (satellite campus in Salt Lake City)
Provo College in Provo
Sundance Resort [est. 1969] north & east of Provo, Utah

Box Elder County, Utah

Cache County, Utah (Logan)
Utah State University in Logan

Juab County, Utah (Nephi)

Davis County, Utah
http://www.visitdavisareautah.com/
Layton, Utah 84041
GOLD STAR: produces more than 26 unique beers including such originals as Two-Bit Amber, Bees Knees Honey Wheat, and Polygamy Pale Ale, plus homemade Orange Cream Soda and Roosters Root Beer  Roosters Brewing Company & Restaurant #2 [est. 2005] in Layton, Utah
Gibbs Smith, Publishers [est. 1969] in Layton, Utah

Morgan County, Utah

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Tooele County, Utah

Tooele City, Utah [est. 1853]
official city website
Tooele Valley Railroad & Mining Museum [est. 1983], 35 No. Broadway in Tooele City, Utah

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Weber County, Utah

Ogden, Utah [incorp. 1851]
Ogden-Clearfield is the second-largest population center in Utah.
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
Historic 25th Street in Ogden
GOLD STAR: produces more than 26 unique beers including such originals as Two-Bit Amber, Bees Knees Honey Wheat, and Polygamy Pale Ale, plus homemade Orange Cream Soda and Roosters Root Beer  Roosters Brewing Company & Restaurant #1 [est. 1995] in Ogden, Utah

historic Ogden Union Station          Utah State Railroad Museum [est. 1988] in Ogden, Utah         Browning-Kimball Classic Car Museum [est. ?] in Ogden, Utah         Browning Firearms Museum [est. ?] in Ogden, Utah
historic Union Station [built 1924] in Ogden, Utah
Utah State Railroad Museum [est. 1988] at Union Station in Ogden, Utah
Golden Spike Chapter, Railway & Locomotive Historical Society [est. 1988] of Ogden, Utah
http://www.uniongrillogden.com/


Northeast Utah
includes Carbon (Price & Helper), Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah, Rich, Summit (Park City), and Wasatch Counties

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Carbon County, Utah
http://www.carbon-utgenweb.com/

Helper, Utah http://www.helpercity.net/
Western Mining & Railroad Museum [] 294 So. Main Street in Helper, Utah
The Old Helper Hotel building [built 1913-14], 294 So. Main Street in Helper, Utah

Rails Around Helper, Utah book from Images of Rail  
"Rails Around Helper [Utah] (Images of Rail)" [2007]
by SueAnn Martell & the Western Mining & Railroad Museum

Arcadia Publng 9¼x7¼ pb [9/2007] for $16.35
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Summit County, Utah
Summit County [UT] Business Directory
Summit County [UT] Historical Sites Index
Summit County Historical Society & Museum [] in the basement of the County Courthouse in Coalville, Utah
County Courthouse [built 1904], 60 N. Main Street in Coalville, Utah
listing of historic places in Summit County, Utah at Wikipedia
Talisker Properties [], 10105 No. Tuhaye Park Drive in Kamas, Utah

Park City, Utah ZIP 84060
Park City, Utah [est. 1870] official website
Park City [UT] Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
Historic Park City [UT] Alliance
Park City Historical Society [former U.P.R.R./D&RGW RR depot 1899-1946], 850 Park Avenue in Park City, Utah
Park City Museum [], 528 Main Street in Park City, Utah
gallery M.A.R. [est. 2008], 436 Main Street in Park City, Utah
The Sundance Companies Page at Magic Lantern
The Sundance Institute [est. 1981] in Park City, Utah
Washington School Inn B&B [built 1889] in Park City, Utah
online hotel reservations booking site for Park City, Utah
Freedom Cinema Festival [Jan 2005 = #2] in Park City, Utah
Mountain Trails Galleries fine art, 301 Main Street in Park City, Utah
INFO: live performance venue seating 266 opened in December 1926, was refurbished in 1981, and renovated further in 1998  Egyptian Theatre [open 1926], 328 Main Street in Park City, Utah

Sundance Film Festival [Jan 2014 = #30] in Park City, Utah            SlamDance Film Festival [Jan 2013 = #19] in Park City, Utah

Park City [UT] Area Restaurant Assn. [est. 1990s]
Sam Rubin's Restaurant eMarketing West [est. 1997] in Park City, Utah
Bill White Enterprises [est. 1993] operates eight restaurants in Park City, Utah
Atticus Coffee, Books & Teahouse [est. 2010], 738 Main Street in Park City, Utah
Bandits Grill & Bar [est. 1989], 440 Main Street in Park City, Utah
Blind Dog Restaurant & Sushi [unleashed 1994], 1251 Kearns Blvd. in Park City, Utah
Butcher's Chop House & Bar [], 751 Main Street in Park City, Utah
Cafe Terigo French & Northern Italian cuisine [], 424 Main Street in Park City, Utah
Chimayo Southwestern Restaurant [], 368 Main Street in Park City, Utah
Cisero's Ristorante and Nightclub [est. 1985], 306 Main Street in Park City, Utah
Collie's Sports Bar & Grill [], 738 Main Street in Park City, Utah
Flanagan's Irish Pub & Restaurant [est. 1/2009], 438 Main Street in Park City, Utah
Fletcher's Restaurant [est. 2015], 562 Main Street in Park City, Utah
Ghidotti's Classic Italian Restaurant [est. 2011], 6030 Market Street (Redstone Village) in Park City, Utah
Grappa Italian Restaurant [est. 1993], 151 Main Street in Park City, Utah
Handle 'rustic-chic' restaurant [], 3136 Heber Avenue in Old Town Park City, Utah
High West Distillery & Saloon [built 1907 & 1914], 703 Park Avenue in Park City, Utah
Jean Louis Restaurant [2007-2011], 136 Heber Avenue in Park City, Utah { closed late 2011 }
The Mustang Restaurant [est. 2006], 890 Main Street in Park City, Utah
No Name Saloon & Grill [est. 1903], 447 Main Street in Park City, Utah
Park City Pizza Company [est. 1985], 1612 Ute Blvd. in Park City, Utah
Purple Sage American Western Bistro [built 1895, open 2003], 434 Main Street in Park City, Utah
Reef's Restaurant & Gallery Mediterranean cuisine [est. 2010], 710 Main Street in Park City, Utah
Restaurant 350 Main [est. 1996], 350 Main Street in Park City, Utah
Riverhorse Restaurant on Main [est. 2000], 540 Main Street in Park City, Utah
Rock & Reilly's Irish Pub [], 427 Main Street in Park City, Utah
Silver Restaurant, 508 Main Street in Park City, Utah { closed late 2015 }
Squatters Roadhouse Grill [#3 est. 2006], 1900 Park Avenue in Park City, Utah
Talisker Restaurant on Main [est. 2010], 515 Main Street in Park City, Utah
Tupelo Restaurant & Bar [est. 1/2016], 508 Main Street in Park City, Utah
Vinto Pizzeria & Gelato [est. 2013], 900 Main Street in Park City, Utah
Wahso French-Asian Grill [est. 2000], 577 Main Street in Park City, Utah
GOLD STAR: built 1886 as U.P.R.R. train station; closed 1977; opened 1995 by Robert Redford's Sundance Resort  Zoom Restaurant [built 1886; open 1995], 660 Main Street in Park City, Utah


Central Utah
includes Emery, Grand (Moab), Millard, Sanpete, and Sevier Counties
Hwd Stuntmen's Hall of Fame moved to Moab in 1989
Dan O'Laurie Museum in Moab?
www.MoabFolkFestival.com [Nov 2007] + SA/music
NPS.gov/arch
Moab [UT] Area Travel Council
www.KokopelliLodge.com in Moab
Pack Creek Guest Ranch in Moab, Utah {good friends of Ed Abbey}
Great Basin National Heritage Area in Nevada & Millard County, Utah


Southern Utah
includes Beaver, Garfield (Boulder), Kane (Kanab), Iron (Cedar City), Piute, San Juan (Monticello), Wayne, and Washington (St. George) Counties
www.ScenicSouthernUtah.com
Southern Utah's Dixie Area
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance www.SUWA.org
www.AmangiriHotel.com resort
Hell's Backbone Grill in tiny Boulder UT
Boulder [UT] Mountain Ranch
City of St. George, Utah
St. George, Utah directory
Dixie State College in St. George, Utah
DOCUTAH documentary-only film festival [Sept 2013 = #4] in St. George, Utah
Gun Barrel Steak & Game House #2 1091 No. Bluff Street, in St. George, Utah
www.StoneCanyonInn.com in Tropic, Utah
fancy Clarke's Restaurant, 141 No. Main Street in Tropic, Utah

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Iron County, Utah
Cedar City & Brian Head [UT] T.C.B.
Utah Shakespearean Festival [est. 1961; June-Oct] in Cedar City, Utah

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Kane County, Utah
http://www.kaneutah.com/ = Kane County Office of Tourism
Western Legends Celebration [Kanab UT; Aug 2003 = #5] = http://www.westernlegendsroundup.com/
Frontier Movie Town in Kanab, UT
Maynard Dixon page at Thunderbird Foundation in Mt. Carmel, Utah
Maynard Dixon Country Art Show & Sale [August] in Mt. Carmel, Utah

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San Juan County, Utah
www.sanjuancounty.org

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Canyonlands of Southern Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park [est. 1924 & 1928] in Southern Utah
Bryce Canyon National Park Guide
Ruby's Inn [est. 1916] at Bryce Canyon in Utah

Canyonlands National Park in Southern Utah

Monument Valley

Zion National Park [est. 1909 & 1919] in Southern Utah
Zion Canyon [UT] Visitors Bureau
Zion Canyon National Park Guide
Red Rock Film Festival [2011 = #5] at Zion Canyon, Utah
Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, just east of Zion Park
Blue Belly Grill fine dining at Zion Ponderosa Lodge
Red Rock Film Festival [2011 = #5] at Zion Canyon, Utah

National Geographic Canyonlands video  "National Parks Collection: Canyonlands" [National Geographic Channel 2009]
50-minute docufilm about the National Park
Fox widescreen color Blu-ray [4/2010] for $9.99
Fox widescreen color DVD [4/2010] for $9.49


Smaller Counties & Towns of Utah
http://www.azres.com/specialattractionsut.html = glean
www.TavaputsRanch.com
www.UtahsCanyonCountry.com
Skyridge B&B in Torrey, Utah
Festival of the American West in Wellsville, UT [July]
Railroad Art of Gil Bennett of Lehi, Utah
http://www.ubmedia.biz/vernal/ Vernal Express newspaper
http://www.ubmedia.biz/

Topaz WWII Japanese-American Internment Center at Delta, Utah
housed over 11,000 people of Japanese ancestry from September 1942 to October 1945
official museum websiteSpirit of America's WWII Internment PageWikipedia

Railroads of Utah
listing of surviving steam locomotives in Utah
'list of Utah railroads' page at Wikipedia
U.P.R.R. Shortline Railroad Profiles for Utah

                  

G.E. Nordell's Utah Travel / Railroad Links Page


Indian Country of Utah
The population of Utah is 1% Native American and 0.9% Pacific Islander (2010 census).

Uinta Valley Ute Indian Reservation [est. 1861]

Uncompahgre Indian Reservation [est. 1880] of the Tabeguache Ute

Navajo Reservation [est. 1868] in Arizona, Utah (6.95%) & New Mexico
Navajo Nation [est. 1957] official website
Navajo Nation entry at Wikipedia


Reading Material About Utah
browse travel books about Utah U.S.A. at Amazon
Zane Grey's Jim Lassiter books

Where God Put The West book by Bette L. Stanton  
"Where God Put The West: Movie Making In The Desert, A Moab - Monument Valley Movie History" [1994] by Bette L. Stanton
Canyonlands Natural History Assn. 10¾x8¼ pb [9/2004] for $13.13
Four Corners 11x8½ pb [4/94] out of print/used
Salt Lake Magazine [est. 1999?] subscription  
"Salt Lake: The Magazine For Utah" [est. 1999?]
subscribe at Amazon: 6 issues/year for $14.85
magazine website • no entry at Wikipedia
Canaries   "Canaries On The Rim: Living Downwind In The West" [2000] by Chip Ward
Citizens in rural Utah fight an uphill battle to prevent 'ecocide' in the American desert. The struggle is on-going . . .
Verso Books pb [5/2001] for $11.20
Verso Books hardcover [1/2000] for $26.99
Nothing To Regret novel by Tristi Pinkston  "Nothing To Regret: A Historical Novel" [2002] by Tristi Pinkston
After the Pearl Harbor attack, a Japanese-American college student and his family are uprooted from California to Topaz Internment Camp in the Utah desert.
Granite Publng 9x6 pb [11/2002] out of print/used
author's official website
Sunnyside War   "The Sunnyside War" [2003] by Fred Civish
Young Dan Cook grows up fast in the coal mines of Sunnyside, Utah, in the 1920s.
Cedar Fort 9x6 pb [4/2003] for $15.96
History of Moviemaking in Utah book by James D'Arc  "When Hollywood Came To Town: The History of Moviemaking In Utah"
[2010] by James D'Arc

Gibbs Smith 8½x8 hardcover [9/2010] for $19.80


Mark Twain's book "Roughing It" [1872] which describes a meeting with Brigham Young
http://www.amazon.com/Water-Rock-Time-Geologic-National/dp/0915630427/
http://www.amazon.com/Salt-Lake-City-Then-Thunder/dp/159223836X/
http://www.amazon.com/Geology-Underfoot-Southern-Richard-Orndorff/dp/0878425179/
http://www.amazon.com/Park-City-Mountain-Larry-Warren/dp/0972482741/
http://www.amazon.com/Slickrock-Endangered-Southwest-Edward-Abbey/dp/0871560518/
http://www.amazon.com/Highway-12-Christian-Probasco/dp/0874215730/
http://www.amazon.com/State-Parks-Utah-History-Bonneville/dp/0874803152/
http://www.amazon.com/First-Through-Grand-Canyon-Journals/dp/0970097328/
http://www.amazon.com/Utah-Mont-Falcon-Publishing-Helena/dp/1560446943/
http://www.amazon.com/Utah-Centennial-Celebration/dp/1565791169/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Great-Salt-Lake-Trail/dp/0879280964/
http://www.amazon.com/Salt-Lake-City-Newhouse-Hotel/dp/B00424CLF2/
http://www.amazon.com/Salt-Lake-City-Utah-Bonneville/dp/1249217911/
http://www.amazon.com/Trip-Salt-Lake-City-ebook/dp/B003AILNGY/
http://www.amazon.com/Electric-Rails-Charles-Smiley-Presents/dp/B002XRH0X8/
http://www.amazon.com/Utah-Portrait-VHS-Utah-Portrait/dp/B000005IIG/
http://www.amazon.com/Utah-Portrait-KUED/dp/0874809762/
http://www.amazon.com/Joseph-Smith-Papers-Season/dp/1606419110/
http://www.amazon.com/Polygamy-and-Me/dp/B005ZXKDNQ/
http://www.amazon.com/Uintah-United-Film-Issac-Goeckeritz/dp/B001MAD68A/
http://www.amazon.com/Ogden-Junction-City-Issac-Goeckeritz/dp/B00183HG46/
http://www.amazon.com/Utah-Gold-Rush-Kerry-Boren/dp/1555176143/


Movies & Other Media

Burying The Past  "Burying The Past: Legacy of The Mountain Meadows Massacre" [2004]
Produced, written & directed by Brian F. Patrick

Patrick Film Prodns color DVD [4/2009] for $25.00 via producer
full credits from IMDbofficial movie website
Effigy  "Effigy: Mormons, Polygamy, Taxidermy, Love" [2007] by Alissa York
A fictional account of a Mormon household in Utah, ten years after the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
Thomas Dunne Books hardcover [9/2008] for $17.13
Random House Canada hardcover [4/2007] out of print/used
author's official website
September Dawn movie  "September Dawn" [indep Aug 2007]
Fictionalized re-enactment of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, where the Mormon landowner decides to slaughter a wagon train of 'gentiles' because his son is attracted to one of the women. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Christopher Cain; starring Jon Voight, Terence Stamp, Trent Ford, Jon Gries, Lolita Davidovich, Taylor Handley, Daniel Libman, Tamara Hope, Barbara Gates Wilson, Huntley Ritter & Dean Cain
Sony widescreen color DVD [1/2008] for $19.94
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

'Entitled To Life' documentary  "Entitled To Life" [indep June 2014]
Documentary by filmmaker Paul Gibbs asks why 57,000 citizens of Utah cannot get health insurance. • not listed at IMDb • official Facebook page
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
watch 3/2014 official trailer [2:45] at YouTube
watch entire docufilm online [26:26] at YouTube
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Entertainment

'Utah' 1945 B-Western starring Roy Rogers  "Utah" B-Western [Republic Pictures March 1945]
Filmed at Agoura, Chatsworth & Lone Pine, California; ranch foreman Roy directs the new owners from Chicago to Gabby's rundown place, hoping that they will be discouraged and head back East; but the plan backfires when they sell the real ranch for a fraction of its value. • Directed by John English; starring Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Trigger the Horse, Grant Withers, Peggy Stewart, Beverly Lloyd, Jill Browning, Vivien Oakland, Hal Taliaferro, Jack Rutherford, Emmett Vogan, Bob Nolan, and the Sons of The Pioneers band
Alpha Video b&w DVD [6/2004] for $7.98
Desert Island Films b&w DVD [9/2011] for $12.65
V.C.I./F.F.I. b&w VHS [3/2001] for $9.49
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
'Utah Wagon Train' 1951 B-Western starring Rex Allen  "Utah Wagon Train" B-Western [Republic Pictures Oct 1951]
Rex's old-timer uncle is hired to lead a modern wagon train over the same route as 100 years ago, but then is murdered . . . • Directed by Philip Ford; written by John K. Butler; starring Rex Allen, Koko the Miracle Horse, Penny Edwards, Buddy Ebsen, Roy Barcroft, Sarah Padden, Grant Withers, Arthur Space, Edwin Rand, Robert Karnes, William Holmes, Stanley Andrews, Frank Jenks, Al Bridge, Forrest Taylor, Louis Mason, Peggy Walker, Adrienne Marden
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available; • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
27"x40" poster from Amazon for $13.99
watch official trailer [6/2013 upload; 1:30] online at YouTube

"The Girl In Black Stockings" [1957] /tt0050439/
filmed in and around Parry Lodge in Kanab, Utah in 1956 /B004X63SJW/

"Big Love" TV drama series [H.B.O.] about a polygamous family is set in Sandy, Utah
"Sister Wives" TV series [TLC 2010] about the life of a polygamous family in Lehi, Utah


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