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The Utah state legislators posed for group photo in front of Salt Lake City and County Building in 1906.
A look back: The legislature and politicians in Utah’s early history

First Published Mar 07 2014 08:17 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 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:

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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


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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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