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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Utah State History 58th Annual Conference (SLC: Sept 9 - 10)

Please see the following press release, which is also attached.

Kristen Rogers, Utah Division of State History
801.533.3542 or krogers@utah.gov

Claudia Nakano, Communications Director, Utah Department of Community
and Culture

August 30, 2010

Utah State History 58th Annual Conference
The Need for Speed: Celebrating the Rio Grande Depot’s 100 Years

State History’s 58th Annual Conference will celebrate 100 years of
the remarkable Rio Grande Depot in Salt Lake City. The three-day
conference will take place September 9-10, 2010, with all events except
the tours right at the Depot, at 300 S. Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake

Thursday, September 9, at 7 p.m., Will Bagley will speak on Wilson
McCarthy and the rescue of the D&RGW Railroad. State History will then
announce its annual history awards.

On Friday, September 10, at a plenary session at 9 a.m., historian
Brandon Johnson will tell about the history of the building, and staff
of the State Preservation Office will talk about the architecture.
History and archaeology sessions will follow, including several papers
on the archaeology, history, and recent events around Nine Mile Canyon.
Other papers will examine the Pony Express, exploration, settlement,
artists, politics, places, oral history, historical controversies,
material culture, and more.

Friday evening, a reception from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. will highlight an
exhibit of historical photos and artifacts about the Depot.

On Saturday morning, September 11, Wilson Martin, State Historic
Preservation Officer, will offer an insiders tour of the State Capitol.
Alternately, the public may take an all-day tour of Pony Express sites
led by experts Joseph Hatch and Patrick Hearty.

All events are free and open to the public, except for the Pony Express
tour, which costs $60 to cover the bus, lunch, guide book, and entrance
to Camp Floyd/Stagecoach Inn State Park.

For more information, see http://history.utah.gov, or call Lynette
Lloyd at 801 533-3553.

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State History serves the citizens of Utah by helping to make history
accessible, exciting, and relevant-and integral to the economy and
culture of the state. State History is a division of the Utah Department
of Community and Culture (www.c

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