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The Arena and bicycle tracks at the Salt Palace. Courtesy of Utah Historical Society
Look Back: Bicycles and racing in Utah at turn of 20th century

First Published Sep 07 2012 07:47 am • Last Updated Jan 29 2014 07:48 pm

The Salt Lake Tribune occasionally presents images from its archives or from the Utah Historical Society in a special series called A Look Back. Today’s installment is a collection of images of bicycles and bicylce racing in Utah around the turn of the 20th century. Bicycle racing was popular at the Salt Palace and Saltair in the early 1900s.

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Every gallery of the series is available at www.sltrib.com/topics/lookback. Previous installments showed:

From horse-drawn carriages to trains around 1900

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir tour Europe in 1955

Rare color photos of Utah scenes from 1942

Saloons, brewing companies in Utah around 1900

Utah actors and theater companies in the late 1800s

Days of 47 Parade in 1964

Utah recreation, late 1800s and early 1900s


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Utah Girl Scout’s Cloud Camp Rim

Historical photos of Utah firefighters

Old newspaper advertisements

Antique autos; Some of the first cars in Utah

Historic photos of Temple Square

Former heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey

Utahns in the National Guard in the 1930s

Utahns in and after the Korean War

One year anniversary Salt Lake City photos

Soldiers returning from the Spanish-American war

Various industries from around the state

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