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A look back: The legislature and politicians in Utah’s early history

First Published Mar 07 2014 08:17AM      Last Updated Apr 18 2014 10:50 am

Photo Courtesy Utah State Historical Society Utah governor William Spry at a ground-breaking for the Utah State Capitol in 1910. Spry was the third Governor of Utah and served from 1909 to 1917. He was a Republican and a strong opponent of Prohibition, and vetoed two bills that would have implemented the act.

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 Utah’s legislature and politicians. The state’s political landscape in the early 1900’s was very diverse and much different from today.

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

Christmas in Utah through the years

Prominent artists from early Utah

Utah firefighters at the turn of the 19th century

Historic bars and saloons in Utah

Early settlers in Idaho

The 1988 Yellowstone fire



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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