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A broadside advertising the Festival of the Salt Princess in Salt Lake from September 11-13th. The fun included rock drilling, log sawing, tugs-of war, pie eating, wienerwurst snapping and a “unique public marriage ceremony.” Broadside has been taped back together as it was in 4 pieces.
The Great Salt Lake collection contains ephemera related to the Great Salt Lake. Subjects
include Salt Lake, Salt Lake city, Antelope Island, Saltair, and the Great Salt Lake Cut-off.
Overland Journal article, “’The Limitless Plain’: The Great Salt Lake Desert –
The Trail Location and the Trials and Tribulations of the Emigrants While Crossing this Desert
on the Hastings Cutoff, Part I” by Roy D. Tea, Volume 23, Number 1, Spring 2005. Photocopy.
Handwritten history, “The Lucin Cut-Off” by an unknown author, May 1905.
This ten page document relates how the Lucin Cut-Off was constructed and describes the
topography of this area in the Great Salt Lake.
Newspaper articles and register of death about the train accident of February 19,
1904, killing sixteen Greek laborers as they were traveling to build the Lucin Cut-off on the
Great Salt Lake, Utah. This collection was donated by Stella Kapetan whose great-grandfather,
Leonidas Maltezos, was amongst the train accident victims. Donated to Special Collections,
Weber State University, 2003. Photocopies.
Postcards addressed to Miss Goldie Brown of Murray, Utah from Fred Schick.
Postcards are of the Western Pacific train crossing, Lucin Cut-Off, and a scenic sunset over the
Great Salt Lake. Postmarked November 17, 1908; October 10, 1910; July 19, 1911; and July 25,
Photographs were taken in the summer of 1940, developed on July 15, 1940.
Photographs of the Saltair Resort and Garfield Landing on the Great Salt Lake, Utah. Sepia tone, various sizes, c.a. 1900. Images included building exteriors and interiors, bathers, and tourists. One photograph in this collection shows people and a train on Pikes Peak in Colorado.
Photographs of the Great Salt Lake resort, Saltair, Utah circa 1900 and 1928. Images include Saltair’s exterior and interior, bathers, and tourists strolling outside the resort.
- Subject: Great Salt Lake (Utah) X
- Lucin Cutoff (Utah) 4
- Ogden (Utah) 3
- Saltair Resort (Utah) 3
- Railroads 2
- Recreation 2
- Salt Lake City, Utah 2
- Antelope Island 1
- Correspondence 1
- Festivals 1
- Garfield Landing (Utah) 1
- Greek Americans 1
- Hastings Cutoff 1
- Illustrations 1
- Lagoon (Farmington, Utah) 1
- Mormon Pioneers 1
- Ogden Canyon (Utah) 1
- Postcards 1
- Savage, C.R. (Charles Roscoe), 1832-1909 1
- Swimming 1
- Weber Canyon (Utah) 1
- Western Pacific Railroad Company 1 ∧ less