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A Look Back: Bicycles in Utah in the early 1900s

First Published Jan 31 2014 07:18 am • Last Updated Apr 18 2014 10:50 am

Each Friday, The Salt Lake Tribune presents historic images in a special series called A Look Back. This week’s installment features early photos of bicycling in Utah around the turn of the 20th century. Bicycling was much more than simply a mode of transportation: It was also a popular form of recreation and a competitive sport at The Salt Palace and Saltairr velodromes.

Every gallery of the series is available at www.sltrib.com/topics/lookback. Here is a sampling:

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Women’s fashion from 1949-50

Key moments in Utah Jazz history

Historical images of Sugar House

Past Sundance Film Festival parties

Utah firefighters at the turn of the 19th century

Historic bars and saloons in Utah

Early settlers in Idaho

The 1988 Yellowstone fire


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Early Utah mansions and homesteads

Pony Express, postal service and telegraph in Utah

The mining ghost town of Mercur

Construction of the Salt Lake Tabernacle

Historic buildings in Utah

30 years of iconic rock and roll in Utah

Hunting and fishing in the early 1900s

BYU, Utah football programs

Saloons, brewing companies in Utah around 1900

Historic photos of Temple Square

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