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Utah Reference Books in the Library

Utah Facts - Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development
Call Number: Reference - HA663.U8
Discusses tax rates, utilities, costs, transportation, education, cost of living and quality of life.

Utah History Encyclopedia - Allan Kent Powell, ed.
Call Number: Reference & Reference WSU Davis - F826.U856 1994
ISBN: 0874804256
Over two hundred contributors write about the individuals, organizations, locations and topics important to Utah history.

Utah Place Names - John W. Van Cott
ISBN: 0874803454
A guide to the origins of geographic names. Almost five thousand place names are listed.

Utah State Government: A Citizen's Guide - Office of Legislative Research
ISBN: 0977848205
Contains a description of the structure, operation, function, and finances of state and local government in Utah - their departments, commissions and agencies.

Utah Triva - Allan Kent Powell and Miriam B. Murphy
Call Number: Reference - F826.U894
ISBN: 1558534644
"Interesting questions and answers about well-known and not-so-well-known facts" about Utah.

Utah: A Guide to the State - Jay Ward Roylance
Call Number: Reference - F824.3.R891u
ISBN: 0091470237

Weber County is Worth Knowing - William W. Terry
Call Number: Special Collections - 979.228T329w 1987

 

Utah Books in the Library

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Roadside History of Utah - Cynthia Larsen Bennett
Call Number: F826.B45 1999
ISBN: 0878423834
"Roadside History of Utah takes readers on a journey through time as it follows the state's highways, vividly portraying the determined people who faced the challenges of making a home in Utah. Readers will meet them all: the native peoples, early explorers and traders, Mormon pioneers, miners and ranchers, and even today's developers. In addition to detailing the state's major historical events, author Cindy Bennett displays a love of Utah that casts a warm glow on her accounts of tiny settlements taking root and growing into amiable towns like Pleasant Grove, whose main landmark today is a hamburger joint called the Purple Turtle, and Richmond, home of Utah's first evaporated-milk factory. Bennett relates stories such as the terror of Bear Lake, where for years a 75-foot monster was believed to lurk until it was discovered that the disturbance in the water were caused by local cattle. These, and many more tales, are the compelling stories of Utah's exceptional people. "

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The Wild Bunch at Robbers Roost - Pearl Biddlecom Baker
Call Number: Special Collections 364.15B168w 1989
ISBN: 080326089X
"Robbers Roost was a hideout for outlaws and hunted men long before Butch Cassidy found it in 1884. The impenetrable wastes and wilds of this high desert country in southeastern Utah, cut through by canyons along the Green and Colorado rivers and bounded on the west by the Dirty Devil, discouraged lawmen from pursuit. Growing up on a ranch that included Robbers Roost, Pearl Baker heard many of the legends about—and talked to many who remembered—the notorious Wild Bunch. In the 1890s they spread over Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, and Arizona rustling cattle, stealing horses, robbing banks and trains, and often taking cover at Robbers Roost. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Flat Nose George and the Curry boys, Elzy Lay, Gunplay Maxwell, the McCarty boys, Peep O'Day, Silver Tip, Blue John, and Indian Ed Newcomb—they all come to rip-roaring life while courting death in The Wild Bunch at Robbers Roost. "

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Women in Utah History: Paradigm or Paradox - Patrica Lyn Scott and Linda Thatcher, eds.
ISBN: 0874216257
A project of the Utah Women’s History Association and cosponsored by the Utah State Historical Society, Paradigm or Paradox provides the first thorough survey of the complicated history of all Utah women. Some of the finest historians studying Utah examine the spectrum of significant social and cultural topics in the state’s history that particularly have involved or affected women.

Utah: A Guide to the State - Jay Ward Roylance
ISBN: 0091470237
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