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A Look Back: Striking Utahns flood the streets in 1907

Street car workers strike on Main Street in Salt Lake City. The strike started on Sunday April 28, 1907, and ended the following day, B.H. Roberts helped mediate and Utah Light and Railway management and the strikers were able to come to an agreement. Photo courtesy Utah State Historical Society

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Nov 30 2012 07:45AM
Updated Dec 7, 2012 04:13PM

The Salt Lake Tribune occasionally presents images from the it archives and those of the Utah State Historical Society in a special series called A Look Back. Today’s installment is photos of a street car strike that filled Salt Lake City’s Main Street with thousands of striking workers in April 1907.

Every gallery of the series is available at

Here are some of the previous installments:

Utah artists from the late 1800s to the early 1900s

Presidential visits to Utah from the 1860s

Hunting and fishing in the early 1900s

BYU, Utah football programs

Saloons, brewing companies in Utah around 1900

The centennial Days of ‘47 parade in downtown Salt Lake City from July 1947

Women’s fashion from 1949-50

Construction of the Salt Lake Temple and SLC in the 1800s

Utah college life from the 1930s to 1960s

Old newspaper advertisements

People and events in Salt Lake City from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s

Historical images of Sugar House

Aerial images of Salt Lake City in the 1960s

Historic photos of Temple Square

Historic scenes from Salt Lake City


The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks

Salt Lake City in the 1900s

Key moments in Utah Jazz history

Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park from 1935 to 1951

Kennecott Utah Copper Mine in the 1930s and 1940s

Salt Lake City and other Utah cities in the 1800s

Geneva Steel

Historical buildings in Salt Lake City

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