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Utah State History Conference 2010: Mormon Content

By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 27, 2010

The 58th Annual Utah State History Conference will be held September 9-11, 2010, chiefly at the D&RG Railroad Depot (300 South 450 West, Salt Lake City), with a special session to be held at the Utah State Capitol (350 North State Street). The full program can be viewed at the state history website. All sessions (except a Pony Express tour to be given in conjunction with the meeting) are free to the public.

Sessions that appear to have special interest for Mormon Studies beyond solely Utah interest include these:

Thursday, September 9, 2010, Utah State Capitol, Hall of Governors, First Floor

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Paul Reeve, “To Blot Out the Territory: Congressman James M. Ashley’s 1869 Attempt to Eliminate Utah and Reconstruct the West”

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Thomas Alexander, “Origins and Development of Utah’s Constitution: The 1895 Constitution as a Reflection of Utah’s Territorial Experience”

Friday, September 10, 2010, Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Depot

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

George D. Smith, “Brigham Young: Reluctant Polygamist”

Gary Bergera, “The 1966 Brigham Young University Spy Ring”

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Kirk Henrichsen, “What Can I Learn from an Old Cracked Pot?: Pottery in Frontier Utah”

Lynn Henrichsen, “E.C. Henrichsen and the Provo Pottery Company”

Jeff Nichols, “Brigham Young Hampton: ‘In Defense of God’s People if Need Bee’”

John Sillito, “Weathering the Attacks: B.H. Roberts and the Election of 1898”

3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Robin Russell, “The Ever Memorable Day: The Journals of Mary Ann Burnham Freeze, An Introduction”

Ronald E. Bartholomew, “Cross-Currents Among Converts: The Post-Immigration Utah Church and the Josephite/Brighamite Controversy”



5 Comments »

  1. Thanks for the heads up, Ardis. It just so happens I’ll be in SLC that thursdaym so I’ll be able to hear Paul’s presentation.

    Comment by Ben Park — August 28, 2010 @ 8:16 am

  2. Me, too! Welcome back, Ben, and I’ll see you at Paul’s presentation.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — August 28, 2010 @ 9:34 am

  3. Looks great. I wish I were able to attend.

    Comment by J. Stapley — August 28, 2010 @ 10:54 am

  4. Ben and Ardis, it is nice of both of you to attend. Please no mosh pits up front. It is the state capitol after all.

    Comment by Paul Reeve — August 30, 2010 @ 9:23 am

  5. Ben, did you tattle?! How else could Paul have learned of our plans??

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — August 30, 2010 @ 9:44 am

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