Jedediah Smith's 1826 and 1827 southwest expeditions are heralded as some of the most significant of western American history. We offer here an interactive map of Smith's southwestern travels--the route accompanied by Smith's diary excerpts and historical photos of places he and his men traversed.
We spoke with Will Bagley about Francis Marion Jones, the Jones family, and the process of researching the children who survived the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
The vast, otherworldly landscape of Canyonlands National Park offers iconic images of hoodo spires, sandstone cliffs, and desert vegetation. This gallery features striking images from the Utah State Historical Society collection.
We are pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition of rare historical maps depicting the region that became the state of Utah from its earliest imaginings by European cartographers through the historical process that produced the modern state's boundaries. For details, an an online exhibit previewing these maps, visit history.utah.gov/utahdrawn.