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UHQ Format

Manuscripts should follow the Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.) as closely as possible. Submit manuscripts as e-mail attachments, on CDs, or on thumb drives, to:

Editors
Utah Historical Quarterly
300 S. Rio Grande
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1182
uhq@utah.gov

UHQ Become A Member

Being a member of the Utah State Historical Society means being a member of one of the oldest historical organizations in the state of Utah.

Members receive the Utah Historical Quarterly—filled with fascinating and illuminating articles—four times each year and are often invited to members-only events focused on the history of Utah.

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Utah State Historical Society
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300 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

OR

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UHQ Submission and Style Guide

Utah Historical Quarterly began publication in 1928 and, except for several years during the 1930s and 1940s, has been published continuously since 1928.

As the state’s premier history journal, UHQ is the source for reliable, engaging Utah history. We publish in print and on the web high-quality articles and other works of history that appeal to scholars as well as lay readers. We welcome the submission of original research and writing on all aspects of Utah history, from prehistory to the present. The successful manuscript must present a compelling narrative written in clear prose. We ask authors submitting manuscripts for consideration by the UHQ not to submit simultaneously to another journal or publication.

UHQ Spring 2016 Web Extras

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Tie-hacking and logging sites on the North Slope

Christopher W. Merritt, “Wooden Beds for Wooden Heads:” Railroad Tie Cutting in the Uinta Mountains, 1867–1938

To see the historic tie-hacking and logging sites on the Uinta Mountain’s North Slope, take a guided tour with Christopher Merritt. We also provide a gallery of historic photographs of tie-hacking operations and (forthcoming) a conversation with Dr. Merritt on the tools, methodologies, and insights of historical archaeology.


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Roger Blomquist, “A Most Horrible Crime: The 1908 Murder of Mary Stevens in Orderville, Utah”

We interviewed Roger Blomquist about his research on the murder of Mary Stevens, a young woman from early twentieth-century Orderville, Utah. In our conversation Blomquist shares his perspective on the social dynamics of a close-knit community reeling from a high-profile murder case, details of the case, and what little we know about the short life of Mary Stevens.


Digital copy of James E. Talmage’s diary

Craig R. Smith, “James E. Talmage and the 1895 Deseret Museum Expedition to Southern Utah”

Talmage kept a detailed diary of his explorations during his explorations of southern Utah and northern Arizona geology. This handwritten diary dated July 23, 1894, to December 31, 1895, is located at the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Volume 8 of Talmage’s private journal may be found here


 

Tie Hacking on the Uinta’s North Slope: A Photo Gallery

The following photos—both historic and contemporary—give color to the men and tie industry on the North Slope of the Uintas. The historic photos are from an unpublished report on file at the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache Supervisor’s Office in Salt Lake City: F. S. Baker and A. G. Hauge, “Report on Tie Operation, Standard Timber Company, Uinta National Forest, 1912–1913.” The modern photos were taken by the Utah Division of State History.

Historic Photos (1913)

MillCreek 1913 aspen frame to prevent ties running into ditch

MillCreek 1913 aspen frame to prevent ties running into ditch

 

MillCreek 1913 banking ties

MillCreek 1913 banking ties

 

MillCreek 1913 Bear River in distance possible flume site

MillCreek 1913 Bear River in distance possible flume site

 

MillCreek 1913 felling

MillCreek 1913 felling

 

MillCreek 1913 haulers and tie hacks camp section 3

MillCreek 1913 haulers and tie hacks camp section 3

 

MillCreek 1913 hauling supplies to Section 19

MillCreek 1913 hauling supplies to Section 19

 

MillCreek 1913 hauling ties

MillCreek 1913 hauling ties

 

MillCreek 1913 hewing 1

MillCreek 1913 hewing 1

 

MillCreek 1913 hewing 2

MillCreek 1913 hewing 2

 

MillCreek 1913 loading ties

MillCreek 1913 loading ties

 

MillCreek 1913 off the road

MillCreek 1913 off the road

 

MillCreek 1913 parking ties

MillCreek 1913 parking ties

 

MillCreek 1913 peeling

MillCreek 1913 peeling

 

MillCreek 1913 strip road after cutting tie timber

MillCreek 1913 strip road after cutting tie timber

 

MillCreek 1913 tie hacking equipment

MillCreek 1913 tie hacking equipment

 

MillCreek 1913 ties parked along strip road

MillCreek 1913 ties parked along strip road

 

MillCreek 1913 ties ready to be parked

MillCreek 1913 ties ready to be parked

 

MillCreek 1913 timber and brush after cutting tie timber 1

MillCreek 1913 timber and brush after cutting tie timber 1

 

MillCreek 1913 timber and brush after cutting tie timber 2

MillCreek 1913 timber and brush after cutting tie timber 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mary Stevens’ Murder: A Conversation with Roger Blomquist

 

On April 21, 1908, Joseph Stevens found the body of his eighteen-year-old sister in a side canyon of Orderville, Utah. The murder of Mary Stevens–and subsequent conviction of Alvin Heaton Jr.–stunned and divided the small community. We spoke with Roger Blomquist about the murder and its aftermath, as well as the process of investigating such a heart-breaking and little-recognized story.

Roger Blomquist received his PhD at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and taught history at both Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University. His South Pass historical fiction series will have a projected five volumes. For more information, go to rogerblomquist.com. In addition to writing and teaching history, he is an accomplished saddle maker.


 

 

 

 

UHQ Winter 2016 Web Extras

The Newsboy Walter B. Evans

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The story of the newsboy gracing the Utah Historical Quarterly cover.

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Ben Cater, “The Religious Politics of Smallpox Vaccination, 1899–1901”

A coda reflecting on the turn-of-the-century smallpox controversy and the subsequent Mormon embrace as well as continued distrust of vaccinations.


Sullivan-OgdenEarly Utah Photographs by Timothy H. O’Sullivan and William Henry Jackson

Michael S. Eldredge, “Fifty Years of Liberal and Conservative Newspaper Views in Ogden, Utah, 1870–1920”

Photographs from the famed 1869 U.S. Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel under Clarence King, including images of various points in the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains, and of Ogden, Salt Lake City, and Promontory Summit. We also publish photographs taken by William Henry Jackson, a member of the Hayden surveys.


 

Utah and the Great War: A Conversation with Allan Kent Powell Sugar_Beets_p.22_No.29276_Sept._22,_1917_Utah

Allan Kent Powell, “Utah’s War Machine: The Utah Council of Defense, 1917–1919”

An interview with Kent Powell, former managing editor of the Utah Historical Quarterly, about his research on home-front activities led by the state’s Council of Defense. We also chat about the highlights during his long tenure at the historical society.


Dee_022_Maude_Dee_Porter (2)Ogden Canteen Log Books

Lorrie Rands, “Food, Comfort, and a Bit of Home: Maude Porter and the Ogden Canteen, 1942–1946”

Reproductions of log books and other documents from the Ogden Canteen.

 


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Lisa-Michele Church, “Historic Salt Lake City Apartments of the Early Twentieth Century”

A photo gallery and history of the architecture and social world of historic Salt Lake City apartment buildings.