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.
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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