The Legacy of Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Fort

Salt Lake West Side Stores: Post Sevenby Brad Westwood Above photo caption: Utah’s Hall of Relics, built as a small Parthenon replica. Note above the pediment is a smaller replica of Ralph Ramsey’s flying eagle sculpture (the original atop Brigham Young’s Eagle Gate). The hall, constructed of plaster and jute fiber over a wooden frame, was built for the 1897 …

SLC’s Latinx Population, Environmental Racism: A West Side Story, Past & Present

Date: September 20, 2021 (Season 3, Episode 11; 49:26 minutes long). Click here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above image is a screenshot of USU’s spatially layered interactive map of Salt Lake City which demonstrates the overlap between pollution hotspots, Latinx Populations and mid-century mortgage redlining boundaries. Are you interested in other episodes of …

Introducing Salt Lake West Side Stories

Salt Lake West Side Stories: Post OneBy Brad Westwood Welcome to this serialized and illustrated history of Salt Lake City’s old west side. This blog consists of over thirty posts and scores of images, all presented online to tell the story of a very unique area of downtown Salt Lake City. This series consists of short, quick-to-read segments. Expect to …

The Pioneer Park Neighborhood’s Boundaries

Salt Lake West Side Stories: Post TwoBy Brad Westwood This post clarifies the traditional boundaries of Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Park neighborhood or the original west side. It also defines terms used throughout the series when discussing geographic locations.  When we discuss Salt Lake City’s original west side we refer to a specific geographic area. The boundaries are as follows: …

Eight Themes Offered

Salt Lake West Side Stories: Post ThreeBy Brad Westwood Historical themes allow us to understand the past by drawing connections to larger events and historical contexts.  Braided together in this serial history are eight reccurring themes. We define them here. One theme that is evident throughout the series is “homeland.” Throughout Utah’s history, many people have considered the Salt Lake …