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A Look Back: Utah’s early cultural diversity

George Stevens was born in Lorad County, Mexico in 1839. He came to Utah in 1860 where he met his wife Lucinda Vilate Flake while George was carrying freight through Salt Lake. The two met at a square dance. Lucinda was the daughter of Green Flake, who came with Brigham Young to Utah in 1847. His name is inscribed with other first pioneers on the statue of Brigham Young in downtown Salt Lake. Photo Courtesy Utah State Historical Society

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Dec 07 2012 07:28AM
Updated Dec 14, 2012 12:35AM

The Salt Lake Tribune occasionally presents images from its archives and the archives of the Utah State Historical Society in a special series called A Look Back. Today’s look back celebrate’s the variety of people and cultures in Utah at the turn of the 20th century.

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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