HISTORY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HISTORY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Horse exhibit at Utah museum includes focus on Utes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58200223-78/horse-museum-horses-ute.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58200223-78/horse-museum-horses-ute.html.csp">Horse exhibit at Utah museum includes focus on Utes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Danielle Manley</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T09:59:12.415-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Horses, the Ute Tribe believes, were created by Mother Earth and are sacred. That’s why Lara Arrowchis-Ivie was thrilled to help The Natural History Museum of Utah bring to life a Ute-specific piece of a new special exhibition called The Horse. The traveling exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, along with an additional exhibit examining the Ute-horse connection, opened to the public Monday and runs through Jan. 4. “The Horse is the largest, most artifact-...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58200223@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:59:12 MDT Letter: Malicious cartoon distorts history http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206845-82/cartoon-history-humorous-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206845-82/cartoon-history-humorous-lake.html.csp">Letter: Malicious cartoon distorts history</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:46.754-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">According to the Oxford Dictionary (and other sources) a cartoon is a humorous drawing, showing the features of its subject in a humorously exaggerated way; the emphasis being on humorous. The Salt Lake Tribune cartoonists need to be reminded of the humorous nature of their art. Almost every day I cringe when I see the malice and political intent behind the so-called cartoons published in the Salt Lake Tribune. This Sunday’s edition on the Opinion page took the prize, trying to “educate” the rea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206845@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:46 MDT Living history: Depression era CCC made an impact still felt in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58199542-78/ccc-utah-state-built.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58199542-78/ccc-utah-state-built.html.csp">Living history: Depression era CCC made an impact still felt in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eileen Hallet Stone</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T20:24:46.198-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 08:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">During this country’s Great Depression, thousands of banks failed, businesses shuttered, and cities teetered on the brink of bankruptcy. By 1932, more than 13 million people were unemployed. Unpaid credit swelled into foreclosures and repossessions. Farmers lost their land, equipment or both, and city folks their livelihood and homes. Shantytowns — “Hoovervilles” — sprung up. Breadlines formed. People rode the rails in search of work. Others took to the streets. Thousands took their own lives. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58199542@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:24:46 MDT Tribune’s Utah Lit for August: ‘Utah Reflections’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58182788-223/utah-book-tribune-reflections.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58182788-223/utah-book-tribune-reflections.html.csp">Tribune’s Utah Lit for August: ‘Utah Reflections’</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T15:37:02.318-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 03:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For the slowed-down pace of lazy August days, the Tribune’s Utah Lit book club will talk about our home, thanks to the essays and poems collected in “Utah Reflections: Stories From the Wasatch Front.” The book includes pieces by local writers, such as the state’s poet laureate, Lance Larson, who writes about “Looking for Spiral Jetty,” as well as a poem called “February 14” by Katharine Coles, and excerpts from books by Pam Houston and Terry Tempest Williams. A few of the other writers features ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58182788@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:37:02 MDT The top 5 BYU football seasons of all-time: No. 4 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58171215-88/season-byu-cougars-bowl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58171215-88/season-byu-cougars-bowl.html.csp">The top 5 BYU football seasons of all-time: No. 4</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T10:38:19.49-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 10:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; The 1980 Cougars were in the middle of one of the best three year stretches in BYU history, finishing 11-1 amidst three seasons in 1979, 1980 and 1981 when the team went 34-4. The team lost its opener against New Mexico, but never looked back afterward, scoring at least 28 points in the next 11 games and at least 40 points per game in the last six games of the season. The Cougars finished with the best points, best offensive yardage and bess passing yardage per game average in c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58171215@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:38:19 MDT World Cup: Germany wants history with title South America http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58178214-77/germany-argentina-cup-brazil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58178214-77/germany-argentina-cup-brazil.html.csp">World Cup: Germany wants history with title South America</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Nesha Starcevic</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-12T23:48:42.322-06:00">Updated Jul 12, 2014 11:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rio de Janeiro • No European team has ever won a World Cup played in the Americas. Just one more source of motivation for Germany ahead of Sunday’s final against Argentina. “We know we can write history,” Germany coach Joachim Loew said. “South Americans have always dominated on their continent and this is an extra incentive for us.” The geographical disadvantage is one of the few things going against Germany at the moment. The team has all the momentum after its 7-1 win over Brazil in the semif...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581782142014-07-12T23:48:42.322-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-12T23:48:42.322-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58178214@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:48:42 MDT Ranking the top-10 Utah basketball players of all-time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58175130-89/utah-history-utes-basketball.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58175130-89/utah-history-utes-basketball.html.csp">Ranking the top-10 Utah basketball players of all-time</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T23:17:54.015-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Runnin’ Utes basketball program is as storied as any in the nation, with names like Peterson, Pimm, Gardner and Majerus echoing through college basketball’s coaching history. Behind 27 NCAA Tournament appearances, four Final Four appearances and one NCAA Championship, the Utes have had a host of legendary players as well. Here’s a ranking of the top-10 Utah basketball players of all-time: 1. Keith Van Horn, 1993-1997, Small Forward Van Horn claims the top spot with the most decorated caree...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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It’s gone.” Jared Ehlers, 35, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Wednesday to one count of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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Thoughts no doubt returned to one of the most shocking collisions in World Cup history, which occurred in the 1982 semifinal between West Germany and France and involved another goalkeeper’s excursion off his line. Harald Schumacher’s airborne challenge on Patrick Batt...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581474582014-07-03T22:50:11.163-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T22:50:11.163-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58147458@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:50:11 MDT The Root: Civil Rights Act turning point in nation’s racial history http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58145860-82/rights-black-racial-civil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58145860-82/rights-black-racial-civil.html.csp">The Root: Civil Rights Act turning point in nation’s racial history</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peniel Joseph</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Root</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T07:36:02.401-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 07:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. The comprehensive, landmark legislation outlawed, among many other things, racial segregation in public accommodations. Jim Crow, in both its more overt Southern and subtler Northern manifestations, was officially proscribed, although racial apartheid would continue in American schools, neighborhoods and the workplace until this day. Undoubtedly, Johnson and Congress deserve credit for passing this legislation, a fea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58145860@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:36:02 MDT Trib Talk: Joseph Smith’s place in U.S. history http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58134332-231/tribtalk-smith-joseph-beam.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58134332-231/tribtalk-smith-joseph-beam.html.csp">Trib Talk: Joseph Smith’s place in U.S. history</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T14:00:54.037-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 02:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In “American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church,” author Alex Beam retraces the rise and fall of the charismatic and controversial founder of the LDS Church. Smith’s violent end, he says, galvanized his followers, spurred the settlement of the American West and launched an international Christian movement. On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., Beam joins Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss Smith’s life and legacy for both Mormon faithful and the nation. You can join the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58134332@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:00:54 MDT Book examines pivotal moment in U.S. history — Joseph Smith’s murder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58119497-78/smith-says-beam-joseph.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58119497-78/smith-says-beam-joseph.html.csp">Book examines pivotal moment in U.S. history — Joseph Smith’s murder</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T09:49:18.567-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 09:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On a muggy June afternoon in Carthage, Ill., exactly 170 years ago, a mob of men stormed up the stairs of a makeshift jail and murdered a Mormon prophet. That day — June 27, 1844 — is pivotal in LDS history, marking the end of the faith’s founding era and the beginning of its exile and exodus to Utah. But it merits no more than a footnote in most American history textbooks, says Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam. And that is unfortunate, says Beam, author of “American Crucifixion: The Murder of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58119497@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:49:18 MDT Brooks: Our loss of faith is disturbing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58122618-82/democracy-democratic-faith-historic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58122618-82/democracy-democratic-faith-historic.html.csp">Brooks: Our loss of faith is disturbing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID BROOKS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T07:03:53.825-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 07:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For the past few centuries, the Western world has witnessed a contest of historic visions. On the one side was the dream of the beautiful collective. Human progress was a one-way march toward socialism. People would liberate themselves from religion, hierarchy and oppression. They would build a new kind of society where equality would be the rule, where rational planning would replace cruel competition. On the other side was the dream of universal democracy. Human progress was seen as a one-way ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58122618@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:03:53 MDT The Tribune’s NBA Mock Draft http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58114571-77/history-strengths-forward-draft.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58114571-77/history-strengths-forward-draft.html.csp">The Tribune’s NBA Mock Draft</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T16:28:36.46-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 04:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">1. Cleveland Cavaliers Andrew Wiggins, 6-8 200, small forward, Kansas Strengths • May be the best athlete in the draft. Has a chance to be special as a defender and all-around scorer. Has emerged as the favorite in the past week. History • Was considered one of the best high school players in the last decade. Has been compared to LeBron James, but reminds many of Tracy McGrady. 2. Milwaukee Bucks Jabari Parker, 6-9, 240, small forward, Duke Strengths • Is a supreme scorer in the mold of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58114571@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:28:36 MDT Chicago lawyer gets 15 years in big tax fraud case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58114963-79/tax-chicago-fraud-case.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58114963-79/tax-chicago-fraud-case.html.csp">Chicago lawyer gets 15 years in big tax fraud case</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T15:24:02.501-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 03:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A Chicago lawyer and accountant labeled by the government as history’s most prolific and unrepentant tax cheat has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Wilmette, Ill. resident Paul Daugerdas was sentenced Wednesday in New York by a federal judge. He was convicted last year by a Manhattan jury of conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud. Prosecutors say he was the mastermind in a case called the largest tax fraud prosecution in U.S. history. Daugerdas is a former head of the Chicago off...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581149632014-06-25T15:24:02.501-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-25T15:24:02.501-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58114963@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:24:02 MDT Utah Jazz: History of No. 5 pick is boom or bust http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58101762-87/pick-draft-jazz-nba.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58101762-87/pick-draft-jazz-nba.html.csp">Utah Jazz: History of No. 5 pick is boom or bust</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-23T22:34:15.213-06:00">Updated Jun 23, 2014 10:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Charles Barkley. Dwyane Wade. Kevin Garnett. Kevin Love. With the No. 5 pick of Thursday’s NBA Draft, the Utah Jazz would love to add an All-Star or future Hall-Of-Fame prospect in the mode of the above names. History shows those are four of the best No. 5 picks in the past 30 years. Every team in this slot looks for that type of home run. Jonathan Bender. Jon Koncak. Nikoloz Tskitishvili. Shelden Williams. You want busts in the fifth spot? Those are the kind of guys the Jazz would like to avoi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58101762@www.sltrib.com Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:34:15 MDT History buffs race to preserve French dialect in Missouri http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58108219-68/french-missouri-mines-language.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58108219-68/french-missouri-mines-language.html.csp">History buffs race to preserve French dialect in Missouri</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T11:03:22.92-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 11:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Old Mines, Mo. • A small circle of history researchers is racing to capture the last remnants of a little-known French dialect that endures in some old Missouri mining towns before the few remaining native speakers succumb to old age. So-called Missouri French is spoken by fewer than 30 people in Old Mines, southwest of St. Louis, although dozens of others can still rattle off phrases from childhood songs or overheard conversations involving their parents and grandparents. “When they didn’t want...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581082192014-06-24T11:03:22.92-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-24T11:03:22.92-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58108219@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:03:22 MDT Letter: Sorry, Baskin indeed in history book http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58089182-82/baskin-books-history-book.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58089182-82/baskin-books-history-book.html.csp">Letter: Sorry, Baskin indeed in history book</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T16:58:02.437-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tom Alexander is a highly respected historian (“Baskin in the books,” June 19). I am glad to know that Baskin is discussed in his book. I made a mistake in not checking all the history books. My apologies for the error. Don Thomas Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58089182@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:58:02 MDT Letter: Baskin is in the history books http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58084138-82/utah-baskin-history-books.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58084138-82/utah-baskin-history-books.html.csp">Letter: Baskin is in the history books</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-18T16:53:02.466-06:00">Updated Jun 18, 2014 04:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s certainly time that someone put a grave marker on Robert Newton Baskin’s grave, but Don Thomas ought to do some reading before he argues: “If you look in Utah history books, you won’t even find him in the index.” (“Forgotten non-Mormon Utah leader finally gets a headstone,” June 16) I suggest that he look at the index on page 474 of my “Utah: The Right Place: The Official Centennial History” (either the first edition or the revised and updated edition). That book was commissioned by the St...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58084138@www.sltrib.com Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:53:02 MDT Forgotten non-Mormon Utah leader finally gets a headstone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58060750-78/baskin-utah-lake-history.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58060750-78/baskin-utah-lake-history.html.csp">Forgotten non-Mormon Utah leader finally gets a headstone</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T13:13:50.288-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 01:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">He may be the most overlooked figure in Utah history. He prosecuted John D. Lee for the Mountain Meadows Massacre, wrote most of the legislation introduced in Congress in the late 1870s and ’80s to end polygamy and blunt Utah’s theocracy, presided over the Utah Supreme Court, served as Salt Lake City mayor and, not least, played an instrumental role in the construction of the City-County Building as a counterweight to the Mormon temple. But until several weeks ago, Robert Newton Baskin lay in a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58060750@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:13:50 MDT