Remembering Salt Lake City

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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. With a selection of fine historic images from his best-selling book, Historic Photos of Salt Lake City, Jeff Burbank provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of Salt Lake ...

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Overview

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. With a selection of fine historic images from his best-selling book, Historic Photos of Salt Lake City, Jeff Burbank provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of Salt Lake City. Remembering 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, Remembering Salt Lake City tells a visual story of a unique American city.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596526655
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/14/2010
  • Series: Remembering Series
  • Pages: 134
  • Sales rank: 1,393,363
  • Product dimensions: 10.72 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.33 (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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