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Historic Photos of Salt Lake City
     

Historic Photos of Salt Lake City

by Jeff Burbank, Julie Patton
 

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Founded by Mormon pioneers seeking a place to practice their religion, Salt Lake City became a center of regional commerce, fueled by mining and the completion of the Union Pacific and local railroads. It ultimately attracted residents from all parts of Europe, as well as Mexico, China, and Japan. Historic Photos of Salt Lake City captures the story of this unique

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Founded by Mormon pioneers seeking a place to practice their religion, Salt Lake City became a center of regional commerce, fueled by mining and the completion of the Union Pacific and local railroads. It ultimately attracted residents from all parts of Europe, as well as Mexico, China, and Japan. Historic Photos of Salt Lake City captures the story of this unique community through still photography selected from the finest collections, a visual record of the city's history presented in striking black-and-white photographs. From the building of the magnificent Mormon Temple and Tabernacle to the establishment of America's first department store; from muddy streets to wide boulevards with park-like medians; from Greek grocery stores to Japanese-American baseball teams, Historic Photos of Salt Lake City tells a visual story of a unique American city.

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Intermountain Catholic News
"Historic Photos of Salt Lake City" is a delightful book. It's history with more pictures than text, and would make a wonderful gift. It's a coffee table book that will draw everyone's attention. I liked watching the fashions change as well as the progression from horse-drawn carriages to cars and trucks. I did find it a bit ironic that our public transportation has moved from tracks to tires and back to tracks. It reminds me of the saying that everything that goes around comes around. Salt Lake City has as interesting a history as any city has. It's nice to be able to look at its history in photos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596523852
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/15/2008
Series:
Historic Photos Series
Pages:
205
Sales rank:
1,236,016
Product dimensions:
10.18(w) x 10.26(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Burbank is a longtime journalist and editor. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master's degree in communications-print journalism from American University. He is the author of License to Steal: Nevada's Gaming Control System in the Megaresort Age (Nevada, 2000), Las Vegas Babylon (M. Evans, 2005), and Historic Photos of Las Vegas (Turner Publishing 2007). He has been published in many venues, including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Hartford Courant, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sun, Reno Gazette-Journal, and Newsweek. He is currently an instructor for the English Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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