It Happened in Utah

It Happened in Utah

by Tom Wharton, Gayen Wharton
     
 

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True Tales from Utah’s Past
 
From the election of the first female state senator to the dangerous Hole-in-the-Rock journey pioneers took to reach civilization, It Happened in Utah looks at intriguing people and episodes from the history of the Beehive State.
 
Find out how fast the first Pony Express ride to deliver mail from Salt Lake

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True Tales from Utah’s Past
 
From the election of the first female state senator to the dangerous Hole-in-the-Rock journey pioneers took to reach civilization, It Happened in Utah looks at intriguing people and episodes from the history of the Beehive State.
 
Find out how fast the first Pony Express ride to deliver mail from Salt Lake City to Sacramento really was. Learn how George Bradley’s quick thinking—and his long johns—saved the leader of the first expedition down the Green and Colorado Rivers. And discover how Butch Cassidy robbed a train in his hometown in front of hundreds of witnesses—and even got away with it.
 
In an easy-to-read style that’s entertaining and informative, authors Gayen and Tom Wharton recount some of the most captivating moments in the history of Utah.

Editorial Reviews

The second edition of this reader-endorsed pop history contains 26 stories of the Bee Hive State's fascinating past. Topics include the Mountain Meadow Massacre, Butch Cassidy's hideouts, and the construction of the Slickrock Bike Trail. Solid history with a human flair.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762744824
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Series:
It Happened In Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Gayen and Tom Wharton, both graduates of the University of Utah, have written four books together. They live in Salt Lake City.

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