Stem in Motion


UTAH: A PLACE FOR EVERYONE

A Welcoming Message from Governor Spencer J. Cox

If you’re new to Utah, welcome. We are happy to have you. If you’ve been here for a while, we’re happy you’re here.

Note: This project was previously called "Multicultural Placemaking & Community Belonging" and has since changed to better capture the vision for these resources. Governor Cox may reference the older name, but the goals remain the same.

PROJECT GOALS


CONNECT

Start conversations about place, identity, and opportunity by leading with a growth mindset and continued learning..


ELEVATE

Bring awareness to the presence, contributions, and dynamic strengths of multicultural communities.


CENTRALIZE

Provide a comprehensive and living collection of multicultural spaces, history, and stories.


EMPOWER

Provide opportunities to co-create materials and rely on communities to fill in gaps by writing and submitting pieces.

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FEATURED STORIES

Featured Stories

LINES THAT DIVIDE: REDLINING IN THE SALT LAKE VALLEY

January 25, 2022
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Mosaic Narrative Series | Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month

October 21, 2022

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Director and Senior Advisor Spotlight | Nubia Peña: Leading for “One Utah”

October 10, 2022

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Magnify Utah Project Featured on

August 24, 2022

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PARTNERS TO MAGNIFY


Those who made this project possible.

These partnerships will support and share content for ongoing development and will also help evolve the community-led creation of StoryMaps and place-based stories. Other community organizations that are engaged in similar efforts will be elevated on the online platform to avoid duplication and celebrate grassroots efforts.

The "Magnify Utah" project is a compilation of stories, people, and places featuring StoryMaps, an asset mapping directory, & multicultural placemaking principles. It will also invite community members and leaders to contribute stories and information, so that we can all better magnify and share the diversifying story of the Utah experience.

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UTAH @ 125


There are stories buried in the dust, poets say. Especially in a desert like Utah.

Here, we’ve compiled true stories by Utah writers, each 125 words long, one word to represent each year of official state history, all the words layered together as part of an ongoing conversation about Who We Are and Why We’re Here. Maybe that’s what literary stories do best: remind us that no matter where you came from, or what language you spoke when you arrived, being here is a choice to be lost in the surprises of this place. Utah at 125.

— Ellen Fagg Weist, editor


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Wonder

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Finding Home

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Leaving and Staying

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Leaving and Staying

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The Utah STEM Action Center is excited to announce the evolution of its STEM Bus Program to include many new and exciting opportunities for students, all under the new name -- Utah STEM in Motion


Register Now!

For more information on STEM In Motion Kits, contact:


Julienne Bailey
STEM Project Specialist
juliennebailey@utah.gov



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Utah STEM Action Center
3848 S. West Temple
Suite 105
South Salt Lake, UT 84115


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801-535-3970

How does it work?

Step 1: Explore


We have fun curriculum choices based on grade level and subject – select the kit that’s right for your students! Each kit includes state-of-the-art equipment, video lessons, extension activities, career connections, and more! Each of our kits is aligned with Utah Core Standards, and can be used for classes of up to 30, with students working in pairs or small groups. Since check-out periods are two weeks, kits can be used in as many classrooms as you would like! You can explore our kits below. Want to know more about how they work? Check out our guide on How to Use Your Kit!


Step 2: Apply


Fill out our Kit Scheduling Form to apply to receive a kit! We have 12 available kits, and each kit is available for two weeks at a time. Only one kit can be checked out by a school at a time. You’ll provide details on your school, grade level, and which months would be best for you to receive your kit. We will work with schools to accommodate scheduling preferences, but cannot guarantee availability for any specific month.


Step 3: Receive Your Kit


We will contact you if you’ve been selected to receive a kit. A member of the STEM in Motion team will bring the kit directly to you - there's no need to make any arrangements or worry about shipping!


Step 4: Have Fun!


Enjoy watching your students having fun learning about STEM. Share the excitement with #STEMinMotion - follow us on Twitter and Youtube.


Step 5: Pack it Up!


At the end of your kit checkout period, pack everything back into the kit and leave it with your front office. A member of the STEM in Motion team will come and collect it!


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STEM in Motion Curriculum Kits

Our curriculum kits come supplied with our state-of-the-art equipment, lesson videos, virtual activities with our SIM team, career connection resources, and more. Each kit can be checked out for free by any school or group for a two-week period. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when registration opens for the 2022-2023 school year.


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STAY CONNECTED


STEM in Motion Impact


6171


students impacted


40%


schools visited in rural Utah


75%


students with an increased interest in STEM

Explore Our SIM Curriculum Kit Offerings

We offer 12 unique curriculum exploring various topics, from physics to coding to robotics and more! Explore our curriculum kit offerings below.

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Mission to Mars

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
2-Week Checkout
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Sphero Robotics

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
2-Week Checkout
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Renewable Energy

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
2-Week Checkout
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Utah's Water Ecosystems

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
2-Week Checkout
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3D Printing & Design

6th, 7th, 8th, High School
2-Week Checkout
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Power Tiles

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
2-Week Checkout
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Physics and Forces

1st, 2nd, 3rd
2-Week Checkout
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Beebots

K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
2-Week Checkout
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Hands on Coding

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
2-Week Checkout
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Probability & Game Design

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
2-Week Checkout
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Senses and the Brain

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
2-Week Checkout

MAGNIFY UTAH ON RADIO

We're #RadioActive! Thanks to KRCL 90.9 FM for having us on their show to debut our Magnify Utah project. Each week through early September, you can tune into 90.9 FM at 6 PM MST to learn more about what stories Magnify Utah has to offer.

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Featuring: Claudia Loayza of Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs. The division has launched a new series, Magnify Utah, to connect communities, places and multicultural stories. Check back every Monday through Labor Day as RadioACTive passes the microphone to some of those voices on the show.


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More Than A Flag

Designing a new state flag offers Utahns the chance to talk about who we are now. It’s a chance to talk about the symbols and colors that represent our shared identity. Together, we can design a 21st-century flag to represent a 21st-century state.

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The Museum of Utah

The Museum of Utah will exhibit Utah’s vast collection of historic artifacts, letters, photographs, manuscripts, and fine art that bring Utah’s memory and meaning to life.

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LEADERSHIP TEAM


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Jill Remington Love


Executive Director


801-245-7202


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Jill Remington Love


Executive Director


801-245-7202


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HIGHLAND OFFICE

3760 S. Highland Dr
Millcreek, UT 84106


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Toll-free: 1-877-488-3233
Phone: 801-245-7202
Fax: 801-521-4727


Fraud Hotline: 801-245-7216


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THREE OF THE MOST RECENT EPISODES


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Director and Senior Advisor Spotlight | Nubia Peña: Leading for “One Utah”

October 10, 2022
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Magnify Utah Project Featured on

August 24, 2022

Tenielle Young


Finance Director


801 245-7206

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Sarina Villareal Ehrgott


Marketing & Brand Director


801 245-7206

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Sarina Villareal Ehrgott


Marketing & Brand Director


801 245-7206

Email

Tenielle Young


Finance Director


801 245-7206

Email

Sarina Villareal Ehrgott


Marketing & Brand Director


801 245-7206

Email

CCE Establishes Programs, Works With Partners, And Supports Our Divisions As They Work With Hundreds Of Individuals Each Year. Together, We Host A Variety Of Youth Programs, Award Grants To Vitalize Our Communities, Support Artists, And Promote Equity.


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Utah Arts & Museums seeks to advance the quality of life for all through arts experiences and cultural opportunities. The division provides more than 500 outreach services, including arts education, professional development, exhibitions, community outreach, and direct matching grants to schools, local arts agencies, organizations, community centers, performing groups, museums, and individuals across Utah.


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The Utah State Library works to develop, advance, and promote library services and equal access to information and library resources to all Utah residents.


The Utah State Library works to develop, advance, and promote library services and equal access to information and library resources to all Utah residents.

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Students From Low-Income Families Who Take Part In Arts Activities At School Are Three Times More Likely To Get A Degree.

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Students From Low-Income Families Who Take Part In Arts Activities At School Are Three Times More Likely To Get A Degree.

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“ARTS AND CULTURE ARE CONSTANT SOURCES OF ECONOMIC GROWTH DURING BOTH GOOD AND DIFFICULT ECONOMIC TIMES. SPECIFICALLY, ARTS AND CULTURE POLICIES AND PROGRAMS INCREASE THE ECONOMY IN STATES BY ATTRACTING BUSINESSES, CREATING NEW JOBS, INCREASING TAX REVENUES, AND PROMOTING TOURISM.”


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Utah Has One Of The Highest Literacy Rates In The Country. Research Shows That Programs Sponsored By CCE Support This.

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UTAH MAIN STREET PROGRAM


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A MOVEMENT

Main Street America has helped revitalize older and historic commercial districts for 35+ years. It is the leading voice for preservation-based economic development and community revitalization across the country. The program works with small towns, mid-sized communities, and urban commercial districts to breathe new life into neighborhoods.

A MARK OF DISTINCTION

Participating programs, organizations, and communities are part of a national movement with a proven track record for celebrating community character, preserving local history, and generating impressive economic returns. Since 1980, over 2,000 communities have participated, bringing renewed energy and activity to America’s downtowns and commercial districts, securing $61 billion in new investment, creating more than 525,000 net new jobs, and rehabilitating 251,000 buildings.

A TIME-TESTED STRATEGY

The Main Street Approach includes broad-based community engagement, a holistic understanding of the factors that impact the quality of life, and a strategic focus on the core principles of downtown and neighborhood revitalization, including economic vitality, quality design, effective promotion, and sustainable organization.

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The Utah Main Street Program helps communities revitalize their economy, appearance, and image of downtown commercial districts. They do this by building a strategy centered around a community’s unique heritage and attributes that make it a great place to live and visit. The program provides a framework and resources to support a community’s downtown


The Utah Main Street Program is about:
  • Revitalization — giving new life to particular areas of a community
  • Revitalization — giving new life to particular areas of a community
  • Revitalization — giving new life to particular areas of a community
  • Revitalization — giving new life to particular areas of a community
  • Revitalization — giving new life to particular areas of a community
  • Revitalization — giving new life to particular areas of a community

The Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity is home to the Utah Main Street Program and administers training, consultation, and grant funding for communities with a Main Street designation. The Utah Main Street Program Advisory Committee provides support for the program. Membership on the Advisory Committee includes:


  • Revitalization — giving new life to particular areas of a community
  • Revitalization — giving new life to particular areas of a community
  • Revitalization — giving new life to particular areas of a community
  • Revitalization — giving new life to particular areas of a community
  • Revitalization — giving new life to particular areas of a community
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BENEFICIARIES

Businesses, residents, and governments benefit from the Main Street program, with increased revenues, goods, and services. Resident amenities also serve tourists. One of the greatest strengths of the Main Street program is its multi-disciplinary approach — its economic development, tourism, community development, heritage and culture, transportation and preservation, and more.


  • Property owners
    Growth of rental income; increase in property values; safer environment
  • Property owners
    Growth of rental income; increase in property values; safer environment
  • Property owners
    Growth of rental income; increase in property values; safer environment
  • Property owners
    Growth of rental income; increase in property values; safer environment
  • Property owners
    Growth of rental income; increase in property values; safer environment
  • Property owners
    Growth of rental income; increase in property values; safer environment
  • Property owners
    Growth of rental income; increase in property values; safer environment
  • Property owners
    Growth of rental income; increase in property values; safer environment
  • Property owners
    Growth of rental income; increase in property values; safer environment
  • Property owners
    Growth of rental income; increase in property values; safer environment
  • Property owners
    Growth of rental income; increase in property values; safer environment
  • Property owners
    Growth of rental income; increase in property values; safer environment


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TESTIMONIALS


“Utah has deep roots in the entertainment industry, with thousands of productions filmed across the state of Utah since the 1930s. Whatever the story, it can be told in Utah’s desert lands, mountain grandeur, small towns, and urban cities. With over 84,000 square miles of diverse and cinematic landscapes, Utah’s historical buildings and landmarks are unique assets that attract filmmakers to our state for film production. Productions filmed in the state have both a creative and an economic impact by supporting small businesses creating new jobs and encouraging new visitors to see where their favorite films were shot.”


Virginia Pearce
Director
Utah Film Commission

“Brigham City has long been recognized for its wonderful Main Street. We are excited and honored that Brigham City has been chosen as a pilot community for the Utah Main Street Program. The Main Street Program has demonstrated its effectiveness throughout the United States. As a community-driven and holistic approach to downtown revitalization, and not simply a silver bullet approach, I believe that the Main Street Program will be of tremendous benefit for our beautiful town.”


Tyler M. Vincent
Mayor
Brigham City

VISION


Thanks to the vision and support of Governor Spencer Cox and the Utah State Legislature, Utah’s vast collection of artifacts and art will be protected and shared in a new museum on the Utah State Capitol Complex. Planning has begun for this new building that will include collections storage, exhibition, education and gathering spaces.


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MISSION


The Museum of Utah honors the past and inspires the future by sharing the state’s unique history, culture, and art.


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DISCOVER UTAH HISTORY

Utah has a complex and fascinating history that makes us as unique and diverse as our landscape.


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EXHIBITIONS

Explore Utah's history through stories and images.


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Explore Utah's history through stories and images.


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3848 S. West Temple
Suite 105
South Salt Lake, UT 84115


phone

801-535-3970

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Trestle Work and Engine No. 2 by the Union Pacific, on the Eastern Approach to the Promontory Summit

Photograph, 1869
Andrew Joseph Russell, American, 1829–1902


Much of the engineering know-how used on the Transcontinental Railroad was developed during the American Civil War, including railroad construction and bridge building. This improved engineering was best illustrated in Utah during the last days leading up to the wedding of the rails.


In the final months before May 10, 1869, both the Central Pacific and Union Pacific were grading and laying track, often within throwing distance of each other, both vying for the same federal certification that brought large sums of borrowed federal funds and land grants. The Union Pacific built this trestle in 36 days, finishing it five days before the May 10th ceremony. What is not shown in this photograph is the Central Pacific's competing "Big [earthen] Fill" roadbed which was built 70 feet high and 500 feet across, 200 yards away, over the same ravine


Image courtesy of the Union Pacific Railroad Museum

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Utah Has One Of The Highest Literacy Rates In The Country. Research Shows That Programs Sponsored By CCE Support This.

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“ARTS AND CULTURE ARE CONSTANT SOURCES OF ECONOMIC GROWTH DURING BOTH GOOD AND DIFFICULT ECONOMIC TIMES. SPECIFICALLY, ARTS AND CULTURE POLICIES AND PROGRAMS INCREASE THE ECONOMY IN STATES BY ATTRACTING BUSINESSES, CREATING NEW JOBS, INCREASING TAX REVENUES, AND PROMOTING TOURISM.”


National Conference of State Legislatures



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Students From Low-Income Families Who Take Part In Arts Activities At School Are Three Times More Likely To Get A Degree.

Read The Research

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Students From Low-Income Families Who Take Part In Arts Activities At School Are Three Times More Likely To Get A Degree.

Read The Research

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Students From Low-Income Families Who Take Part In Arts Activities At School Are Three Times More Likely To Get A Degree.

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HIGHLAND OFFICE

3760 S. Highland Dr
Millcreek, UT 84106


Open In Google Map

Toll-free: 1-877-488-3233
Phone: 801-245-7202
Fax: 801-521-4727


Fraud Hotline: 801-245-7216


A MOVEMENT

Main Street America has helped revitalize older and historic commercial districts for 35+ years. It is the leading voice for preservation-based economic development and community revitalization across the country. The program works with small towns, mid-sized communities, and urban commercial districts to breathe new life into neighborhoods.

A MARK OF DISTINCTION

Participating programs, organizations, and communities are part of a national movement with a proven track record for celebrating community character, preserving local history, and generating impressive economic returns. Since 1980, over 2,000 communities have participated, bringing renewed energy and activity to America’s downtowns and commercial districts, securing $61 billion in new investment, creating more than 525,000 net new jobs, and rehabilitating 251,000 buildings.

A TIME-TESTED STRATEGY

The Main Street Approach includes broad-based community engagement, a holistic understanding of the factors that impact the quality of life, and a strategic focus on the core principles of downtown and neighborhood revitalization, including economic vitality, quality design, effective promotion, and sustainable organization.

Tenielle Young


Finance Director


801 245-7206

Email

Sarina Villareal Ehrgott


Marketing & Brand Director


801 245-7206

Email

Sarina Villareal Ehrgott


Marketing & Brand Director


801 245-7206

Email

Tenielle Young


Finance Director


801 245-7206

Email

Sarina Villareal Ehrgott


Marketing & Brand Director


801 245-7206

Email
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WHY BUILD A RAILROAD ACROSS 1,900 MILES OF LAND?


Building the Transcontinental Railroad transformed many aspects of life in the United States. A rail line spanning the continent facilitated commerce and westward expansion, fulfilling the then-popular notion of Manifest Destiny, or the belief that Anglo-Americans had the God-given right to expand west.

The Transcontinental Railroad was an engineering feat that has had long-lasting impact on how we live our lives today. Expansion of the railroad enabled changes—among them shortened travel times, direct access to Asian markets, and the ability to expand the military into the West—that would have been unimaginable at the time to some.

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BUILDING THE CENTRAL PACIFIC AND UNION PACIFIC RAILROADS HARMED AND DISPLACED SCORES OF AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBES, INCLUDING THE CHEYENNE, SIOUX, ARAPAHO, SHOSHONE, AND PAIUTE, BY ALTERING NATURAL RESOURCES OR TAKING NATIVE LANDS.


American Indians mostly resisted the railroad’s construction to defend their independence and way of life. There were, however, tribes who worked on or offered support for its construction, including the Paiute for the Central Pacific and the Pawnee for the Union Pacific.


“Utah has deep roots in the entertainment industry, with thousands of productions filmed across the state of Utah since the 1930s. Whatever the story, it can be told in Utah’s desert lands, mountain grandeur, small towns, and urban cities. With over 84,000 square miles of diverse and cinematic landscapes, Utah’s historical buildings and landmarks are unique assets that attract filmmakers to our state for film production. Productions filmed in the state have both a creative and an economic impact by supporting small businesses creating new jobs and encouraging new visitors to see where their favorite films were shot.”

“Utah has deep roots in the entertainment industry, with thousands of productions filmed across the state of Utah since the 1930s. Whatever the story, it can be told in Utah’s desert lands, mountain grandeur, small towns, and urban cities. With over 84,000 square miles of diverse and cinematic landscapes, Utah’s historical buildings and landmarks are unique assets that attract filmmakers to our state for film production. Productions filmed in the state have both a creative and an economic impact by supporting small businesses creating new jobs and encouraging new visitors to see where their favorite films were shot.”

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Edward “Ned” Harriman, circa 1907

A NEW YORK CAPTAIN OF INDUSTRY COMES TO UTAH


Late 19th-century America saw rapid technological change and industrial advances, which in turn made a relatively small group of Americans massively wealthy. Among the newly-minted rich was Edward H. “Ned” Harriman, a New York stockbroker who specialized in rebuilding railroads.


In 1897, the U.S. government foreclosed on the bankrupt Union Pacific Railway. Because of the railroad’s importance to the economy, the government sold the railway at a discount and allowed a group of investors, led by Harriman, to reorganize as a new corporation. Harriman and his group incorporated the new railroad in Utah to take advantage of the state’s favorable business environment and low taxes. After forming the Utah-based Union Pacific Railroad, Harriman invested heavily in long-needed improvements and reaped large dividends as the railway flourished.

ENFORCING UTAH’S INHERITANCE TAX LAW


Utah’s capitol story is linked with Utah’s long-delayed quest for statehood. The state’s early Euro-American settlers first petitioned for statehood in 1849. After half a dozen subsequent attempts, Congress passed an enabling act in 1894, starting a process that ended on January 4, 1896. Utah became a state 49 years years after its first petition. The Utah State Capitol was completed in 1916.


Like its unresolved statehood petitions, Utah’s statehouse moved “from pillar to post” for 67 years. These included the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Council House, an intentionally-built Utah Territorial Capitol located in Fillmore, Salt Lake City Hall, and the Salt Lake City & County Building. The latter served as territorial and state capitol until Utah’s current capitol was completed in 1915-1916.


When the Harriman estate reported in December 1910 that the tax would be paid, Governor William Spry and Republican Party leaders started discussing the use of this financial windfall for a capitol building. During the last two days of the 1911 Utah Legislature, the Harriman funds served as catalyst for the passing of five bills (including the remaining funding) so Utah would finally get its State Capitol.

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Albert R. Barnes, Utah’s Attorney General 1909-1917

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Photograph, 1869
Andrew Joseph Russell, American,
1829–1902

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The Rival Monarchs


Photograph, 1869
Alfred A. Hart, American, 1816–1908
General view at Promontory, Utah on May 10, 1869, during the "Last Spike" ceremony when the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific were joined. The picture is taken from the Union Pacific locomotive #119, looking westward, and shows the four companies of the 21st Infantry in formation alongside the track. Central Pacific's locomotive, Jupiter, and tent buildings of Promontory are also shown.

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WHO BUILT THE RAILROAD?


Irish Immigrants

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CHINESE IMMIGRANTS

15000


MORMON WORKERS

4000


CIVIL WAR VETERANS

2000


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Immigrant groups, predominantly the Chinese and Irish provided labor for grading and for laying track and ties. A small number of Civil War veterans and others also assisted. A contingent of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints performed grading as the railroad neared the Utah Territory. The labor was difficult and dangerous; workers, particularly the Chinese and Irish laborers, faced back-breaking work, exhaustion, and at times death. The first transcontinental railroad was completed through their tireless efforts.

AN UNEXPECTED WINDFALL FUNDS THE UTAH STATE CAPITOL


Harriman’s death in 1909 came during the national Progressive Movement (1890-1920), a reaction to the country’s dismal public health conditions, rampant political and corporate corruption, and deepening economic chasm between the very rich and the struggling majority middle class.


Utah’s 1901 Inheritance Tax was a product of this movement. As Utah Attorney General Albert R. Barnes reviewed the results of the tax, he noticed a lack of enforcement for non-resident estates holding stocks issued by companies incorporated in Utah. Barnes learned New York state had received inheritance tax from Harriman’s estate for stocks held in New York companies. He reasoned Harriman’s stock in the Union Pacific, incorporated in Utah, should be subject to Utah’s Inheritance Tax law. For a year, Barnes pressed Harriman’s estate to comply with the law. Finally, on March 6, 1911, Harriman’s estate issued a check to the State of Utah for $798,536.85, or five percent of the Union Pacific’s estimated stock value of more than $15 million.


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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Council House 1849-1883
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Utah Territorial Capitol in Fillmore 1855-57

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Salt Lake City Hall 1866-1894

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alt Lake City & County Building 1894-1916

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INSPIRED BY UTAH


Fall 2020 | THE CREATIVE PIVOT ISSUE

Artists create, pandemic or protests or not. And even before Utah’s theaters and museums and concert halls reopened, the creative sector was already reinventing itself. While still in the middle of everything, creators revealed how they’re refocusing while finding new ways to reach audiences. Of course, the work of pivoting isn’t finished — perhaps barely begun — but these stories underscore the creativity of the state’s creative landscape.



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Image 56: Greek Orthodox Pentecost Monday parade, Main Street, between 200 and 300 South, Salt Lake City; June 15, 1908; Helen Z. Papanikolas Collection, Utah State Historical Society.


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“Spirit Monday” marking the end of Easter, this day was, and continues today to be, a national Greek holiday where Greek owned businesses and schools close to celebrate. Patriotic rallies and parades such as this one were held in Salt Lake City, Bingham and other Utah towns with Greek communities. This float was sponsored by the Order of United Commercial Travelers (established 1888), a benevolent society for traveling salesman and commercial travelers. The float was pulled by four white horses and ridden by men in traditional Greek clothing, including a Farion or fez with a long black tassel, Donglamus or white tunic uniforms and baggy white shirts known as Ypodctes.

Image 56: Greek Orthodox Pentecost Monday parade, Main Street, between 200 and 300 South, Salt Lake City; June 15, 1908; Helen Z. Papanikolas Collection, Utah State Historical Society.


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“Spirit Monday” marking the end of Easter, this day was, and continues today to be, a national Greek holiday where Greek owned businesses and schools close to celebrate. Patriotic rallies and parades such as this one were held in Salt Lake City, Bingham and other Utah towns with Greek communities. This float was sponsored by the Order of United Commercial Travelers (established 1888), a benevolent society for traveling salesman and commercial travelers. The float was pulled by four white horses and ridden by men in traditional Greek clothing, including a Farion or fez with a long black tassel, Donglamus or white tunic uniforms and baggy white shirts known as Ypodctes.

Image 56: Greek Orthodox Pentecost Monday parade, Main Street, between 200 and 300 South, Salt Lake City; June 15, 1908; Helen Z. Papanikolas Collection, Utah State Historical Society.


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“Spirit Monday” marking the end of Easter, this day was, and continues today to be, a national Greek holiday where Greek owned businesses and schools close to celebrate. Patriotic rallies and parades such as this one were held in Salt Lake City, Bingham and other Utah towns with Greek communities. This float was sponsored by the Order of United Commercial Travelers (established 1888), a benevolent society for traveling salesman and commercial travelers. The float was pulled by four white horses and ridden by men in traditional Greek clothing, including a Farion or fez with a long black tassel, Donglamus or white tunic uniforms and baggy white shirts known as Ypodctes.


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Utah Arts & Museums seeks to advance the quality of life for all through arts experiences and cultural opportunities. The division provides more than 500 outreach services, including arts education, professional development, exhibitions, community outreach, and direct matching grants to schools, local arts agencies, organizations, community centers, performing groups, museums, and individuals across Utah.


Utah Arts & Museums seeks to advance the quality of life for all through arts experiences and cultural opportunities. The division provides more than 500 outreach services, including arts education, professional development, exhibitions, community outreach, and direct matching grants to schools, local arts agencies, organizations, community centers, performing groups, museums, and individuals across Utah.

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Utah Arts & Museums seeks to advance the quality of life for all through arts experiences and cultural opportunities. The division provides more than 500 outreach services, including arts education, professional development, exhibitions, community outreach, and direct matching grants to schools, local arts agencies, organizations, community centers, performing groups, museums, and individuals across Utah.


Utah Arts & Museums seeks to advance the quality of life for all through arts experiences and cultural opportunities. The division provides more than 500 outreach services, including arts education, professional development, exhibitions, community outreach, and direct matching grants to schools, local arts agencies, organizations, community centers, performing groups, museums, and individuals across Utah.

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Utah Arts & Museums seeks to advance the quality of life for all through arts experiences and cultural opportunities. The division provides more than 500 outreach services, including arts education, professional development, exhibitions, community outreach, and direct matching grants to schools, local arts agencies, organizations, community centers, performing groups, museums, and individuals across Utah.


Utah Arts & Museums seeks to advance the quality of life for all through arts experiences and cultural opportunities. The division provides more than 500 outreach services, including arts education, professional development, exhibitions, community outreach, and direct matching grants to schools, local arts agencies, organizations, community centers, performing groups, museums, and individuals across Utah.

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Image 44: Pioneer Park young men's wading pools; Utah State Historcial Society.


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Image 45: Children playing on Pioneer Park's early playground equipment; Utah State Historical Society.


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Image 56: Greek Orthodox Pentecost Monday parade, Main Street, between 200 and 300 South, Salt Lake City; June 15, 1908; Helen Z. Papanikolas Collection, Utah State Historical Society.


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“Spirit Monday” marking the end of Easter, this day was, and continues today to be, a national Greek holiday where Greek owned businesses and schools close to celebrate. Patriotic rallies and parades such as this one were held in Salt Lake City, Bingham and other Utah towns with Greek communities. This float was sponsored by the Order of United Commercial Travelers (established 1888), a benevolent society for traveling salesman and commercial travelers. The float was pulled by four white horses and ridden by men in traditional Greek clothing, including a Farion or fez with a long black tassel, Donglamus or white tunic uniforms and baggy white shirts known as Ypodctes.

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Image 6: Fur Trapper Rendezvous, Upper Green River, Wyoming, William Henry Jackson, artist.


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Image 7: Mormon Immigrants’ first view of the Salt Lake Valley, traveling down Emigration Canyon; William Henry Jackson (1843-1942), artist; painted circa 1930s; black and white copy, Utah State Historical Society.


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Jackson spent a lifetime documenting the story of the American West with illustrations, drawings, and photographs. This illustration offers a general–not entirely exact–representation of what the Utah pioneers would have seen, entering the Salt Lake Valley: gentle westerly declines, tall grasses, marsh land and wandering creeks.

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Image 8: Fort, Great Salt Lake City, Utah, 1848; taken from "The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of Utah, 1540 to 1886," Volume XXVI, The History Company, Publishers, San Francisco, 1889. In general outline, this sketch is correct, notwithstanding the far-too-close and out-of-scale mountains. The fort would have also included interior corrals and acres and acres of freshly tilled and furrowed fields around it.

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