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Latter-day Saint Images, 1909

By: Ardis E. Parshall - November 19, 2012

Who were we, and where were we, in 1909?

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Frank J. Hewlett, LDS Businessman, in China

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Choir

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Elders of West Iowa

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Main Street, Salt Lake City

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West Colorado Conference
Missionaries

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Cokeville, Wyoming

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Norrkoping, Sweden
Missionaries

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Aalborg, Denmark
Choir

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Mission Home, Tokyo, Japan

(left to right:) Sister and President Elbert D. Thomas, Elder J.C. Jensen

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New South Wales, Australia
Missionaries

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Los Angeles, California
Sunday School

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Elders of Wairarapa Conference, New Zealand

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Elders of Copenhagen, Denmark

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LDS Milking Crew
South Island, New Zealand

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Kellswater, County Antrim, Ireland

(left to right:) Elder T.J. Bennett, Jane McIlvene, Elder H.R. Merrill, Sister McIlvene, Elder William D. Head

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Joseph F. Smith and Party in Hawaii

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Missionaries, Japan

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Alamo, Nevada
Sunday School

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4 Comments »

  1. Hi Ardis, Many thanks once again for making these images more widely available. Can you tell if Main Street is paved?

    Comment by Gary Bergera — November 19, 2012 @ 8:48 am

  2. They paved Main Street in the summer, just before the Grand Army encampment (the troops at Fort Douglas brought their horses to town the first week in August to get them used to the feeling of pavement before they participated in the parade on August 11th).

    I’m not sure, but I think the street is unpaved in this picture because I *think* I see wagon tracks (not just the streetcar tracks in the middle, but fainter ones nearer the edges), and even some potholing that shouldn’t have been there had the picture been taken late in the summer. I’ll email you the scan so you can enlarge it to see if you’re seeing the same things.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — November 19, 2012 @ 9:13 am

  3. Here are two items I found here, which suggests that Main Street might have been paved by the time that photograph was taken, three years after the Mayor announced plans for paving of some streets (besides, it looks too smooth for an unpaved road):

    “In April 1906, Mayor Ezra Thompson and the improvement league jointly announced plans to convert a number of Salt Lake’s streets into beautifully landscaped boulevards by paving them with macadam, planting parks in the median strips and abutting the streets with curbing. This was the first citywide cleanup campaign and the beginning of a citywide beautification movement.”

    “In early 1914, the city undertook an unprecedented campaign of paving and improvement. Virtually every week during 1914, one of the local civic improvement leagues, groups of neighbors or individuals appeared before the City Commission to lobby for new street paving, curbs, gutters, sewer and water hook-ups. Few went home empty-handed.”

    Comment by Mark B. — November 19, 2012 @ 9:20 am

  4. Some curbing and perhaps crosswalks may have been paved before the summer of 1909 (one of the first things Salt Lake did after winning the GAR encampment in the summer of 1908 was make plans to tear up all the pavement downtown and start again — I’ve got a great picture from summer 1909 of cobblestones ripped up and piled on one of the streets — which does demonstrate that some paving had been done earlier), but they hadn’t laid asphalt that extended across Main Street, at least, until summer 1909. I’m pretty sure of that.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — November 19, 2012 @ 9:44 am

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