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Archeologists find musket balls fired during an early battle of the Revolutionary War

Archeologists find musket balls fired during an early battle of the Revolutionary War

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted July 17 - 9:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

Archeologists with the National Park Service say they have found musket balls that date back nearly 250 years and were fired during one of the first battles in the Revolutionary War.
Historic vehicle taken from Utah national forest last seen in Kane County, rangers say

Historic vehicle taken from Utah national forest last seen in Kane County, rangers say

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 15 - 9:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

A historic military vehicle that had been illegally removed from a national forest last month was last seen in Kane County.
'It's very meaningful to us': Utah church offers $1K reward in search for stolen relic

'It's very meaningful to us': Utah church offers $1K reward in search for stolen relic

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 15 - 1:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

A cherished relic that had been housed at the Cathedral of the Madeleine for more than a century has been stolen and church officials are hoping the public can help them find it.
Former Ogden man identified as victim of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre from DNA

Former Ogden man identified as victim of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre from DNA

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Updated July 12 - 7:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

DNA from a former Ogden man has been identified as a victim of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, the first such identification as part of a probe into those killed in the incident.
Biden will bestow Medal of Honor on soldiers who helped hijack train in Confederate territory

Biden will bestow Medal of Honor on soldiers who helped hijack train in Confederate territory

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted July 3 - 1:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two Union soldiers are posthumously receiving the Medal of Honor from President Joe Biden for conspicuous gallantry during the Civil War.
See the 'world's largest' steam locomotive as Big Boy tour reaches Utah

See the 'world's largest' steam locomotive as Big Boy tour reaches Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 3 - 12:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Big Boy No. 4014 is coming home, as Union Pacific's "Westward Bound Tour" continues.
Not just a book: Why the Gutenberg Bible is relevant 500 years after its printing

Not just a book: Why the Gutenberg Bible is relevant 500 years after its printing

MarÍa Teresa Hernández, Associated Press  |  Posted June 30 - 9:07 a.m.  |  Save Story

Feel compelled to see a Gutenberg Bible up close? Here's a look at how its printing influenced the history of books and the religious landscape and what a 500-year-old volume can still reveal.
'Every day was worth it': Taylor man leaving behind Old West museum he built behind his home

'Every day was worth it': Taylor man leaving behind Old West museum he built behind his home

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted June 28 - 6:10 a.m.  |  Save Story

Michael Ackley spent nine years assembling an Old West museum behind his home in Taylor, but now he and his wife are moving, leaving it behind.
Remembering the times the late, great Willie Mays played in Utah

Remembering the times the late, great Willie Mays played in Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 26 - 6:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

Willie Mays played at least three exhibition games in Utah during his baseball career. Here's how those games were reported at the time.
'We were all kind of stunned': Historic military vehicle stolen from national forest

'We were all kind of stunned': Historic military vehicle stolen from national forest

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated June 26 - 8:54 a.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Forest Service is asking for the public's help in locating a historic military vehicle after it was illegally "removed" from the Boulder Mountain Row Lakes area.
'America is worth the sacrifice': Memorial dedication in France for Utahn killed during WWII

'America is worth the sacrifice': Memorial dedication in France for Utahn killed during WWII

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 22 - 10:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

A small town in France dedicated a memorial Saturday to a crew of a B-17 bomber killed in WWII. One of the soldiers honored was Utah resident 2nd Lt. John "Jack" Lundberg.
How Utah researchers helped discover a new 78 million-year-old dinosaur species

How Utah researchers helped discover a new 78 million-year-old dinosaur species

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated June 20 - 6:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah researchers helped lead a study outlining a previously unknown dinosaur species that once roamed the West.
Lehi Historical Marker Program to unveil first marker honoring the rodeo

Lehi Historical Marker Program to unveil first marker honoring the rodeo

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted June 19 - 4:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Lehi Historical Society will be unveiling its first historical marker, which will honor the Lehi rodeo.
A Utah hero died for freedom in World War II. This woman is making sure he's not forgotten

A Utah hero died for freedom in World War II. This woman is making sure he's not forgotten

Lee Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted June 19 - 4:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

On June 22, in a pasture outside the village of Épagne-Épagnette in northern France, a young patriotic woman from Utah is set to help unveil a memorial plaque honoring World War II soldiers who died 53 years before she was born.
The legacy of a last name: A new memorial park honors the last names of the formerly enslaved

The legacy of a last name: A new memorial park honors the last names of the formerly enslaved

Victor Blackwell and Devon M. Sayers, CNN  |  Posted June 19 - 1:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new sculpture park that memorializes African Americans' centuries-long fight for freedom – from slavery to modern day – has opened in Montgomery, Alabama, the original capital of the Confederacy.
Centuries-old cherries found at Mount Vernon. Growers hopeful about next crop

Centuries-old cherries found at Mount Vernon. Growers hopeful about next crop

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted June 19 - 7:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

Archaeologists discovered dozens of bottles of cherries and berries preserved in storage pits at George Washington's Mount Vernon home on the banks of the Potomac River.
The sometimes amusing, sometimes troubled history of Utah's school mascots

The sometimes amusing, sometimes troubled history of Utah's school mascots

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 7:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

June 17 is National Mascot Day. Take a look at the evolution of some Utah schools' mascots over the years.
Mystery of one of the first US WWII casualties likely solved 80 years later

Mystery of one of the first US WWII casualties likely solved 80 years later

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Updated June 17 - 11:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

The World War II mystery of what happened to a Finnish passenger plane after it was shot down over the Baltic Sea by Soviet bombers appears to finally be solved more than eight decades later. The plane was carrying American and French diplomatic couriers.
Building on Utah's pioneer-era ties with Iceland

Building on Utah's pioneer-era ties with Iceland

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 16 - 8:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

While the Utah delegation explored the state's potential of using geothermal energy in Iceland, a pioneer-era connection grew the bond between the two.
The mysteries of the Wild West — the Utah towns that were abandoned

The mysteries of the Wild West — the Utah towns that were abandoned

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted June 10 - 12:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah's ghost towns were once bustling hubs of agriculture, mining and more.
'This day has finally come': Martha Cannon heads to Washington after 4-year delay

'This day has finally come': Martha Cannon heads to Washington after 4-year delay

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 5 - 9:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

Four years after it was first unveiled, a statue honoring Martha Hughes Cannon got a major sendoff to Washington, D.C.
2 groups from Utah performing in Normandy for 80th anniversary of D-Day

2 groups from Utah performing in Normandy for 80th anniversary of D-Day

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 5 - 9:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

The dance team at Anthem Preparatory School and the Utah Pipe Band will be traveling to Normandy, France, to perform for the 80th anniversary of D-Day.
How reporters covered the D-Day landings and lost a photographer in the battle for Normandy

How reporters covered the D-Day landings and lost a photographer in the battle for Normandy

Valerie Komor, Associated Press  |  Posted June 3 - 6:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

On D-Day, the Associated Press had reporters, artists and photographers in the air, on the choppy waters of the English Channel, in London, and at English departure ports and airfields covering the Allied assault in Normandy.
Utah's new 'flagship' liquor store features 37 refrigerator doors, 2 stories and interesting history

Utah's new 'flagship' liquor store features 37 refrigerator doors, 2 stories and interesting history

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 3 - 5:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah's first two-story liquor store is expected to generate $13 million in sales during the upcoming fiscal year.
Why this explorer's carving on a Great Salt Lake island rock is now on a historic register

Why this explorer's carving on a Great Salt Lake island rock is now on a historic register

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 2 - 7:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

A carving left by an explorer on a Fremont Island rock nearly 181 years ago is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
100-year-old time capsule at Ogden's Union Station yields train timetables, newspapers, pictures

100-year-old time capsule at Ogden's Union Station yields train timetables, newspapers, pictures

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted June 1 - 7:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

Ogden officials opened a 100-year-old time capsule built into a cornerstone at Union Station amid a year of events to mark the centennial of the iconic building.
Remembering back 176 years: How Utah stopped being part of Mexico

Remembering back 176 years: How Utah stopped being part of Mexico

Lee Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted May 28 - 1:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

This coming Thursday, May 30, is expected to pass without fanfare — despite the fact that one of the most momentous historical events in Utah history happened 176 years ago.
Utah veterans think of friends while preparing for honor flight

Utah veterans think of friends while preparing for honor flight

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 28 - 10:48 a.m.  |  Save Story

Monday was a special Memorial Day for more than 70 Utah war veterans who are preparing for an honor flight Tuesday.
Martha Hughes Cannon statue headed to US Capitol

Martha Hughes Cannon statue headed to US Capitol

Lindsay Aerts, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 28 - 10:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

A statue of Martha Hughes Cannon, the first woman state senator, is headed to Washington to represent Utah.
Military labs do the detective work to identify soldiers decades after they died in World War II

Military labs do the detective work to identify soldiers decades after they died in World War II

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Updated May 27 - 5:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

Generations of American families have grown up not knowing exactly what happened to their loved ones who died while serving their country in World War II and other conflicts.
'Topaz Stories' exhibit travels Utah showing human side of WWII internment

'Topaz Stories' exhibit travels Utah showing human side of WWII internment

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted May 27 - 10:53 a.m.  |  Save Story

Stories are bridges. Or at least that's what Ruth Sasaki, editor of Topaz Stories and daughter of a WWII Japanese American internment camp survivor, thinks.
How this Salt Lake City park became a Memorial Day symbol 100 years ago

How this Salt Lake City park became a Memorial Day symbol 100 years ago

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 10:08 a.m.  |  Save Story

Memory Grove was slated to be a park in 1902, but it officially opened in 1924 to honor fallen Utah soldiers. It's remained a quiet and reflective place since then even as it's grown.
After almost 100 years as Boy Scout camp, Camp Steiner to become high adventure base camp

After almost 100 years as Boy Scout camp, Camp Steiner to become high adventure base camp

Eliza Pace, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 22 - 10:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

Historic Camp Steiner will be getting new life, thanks to a Utah family and the efforts of many others. Here's what to expect.
Lead architect of Abravanel Hall says demolition plans are motivated by disposable mentality

Lead architect of Abravanel Hall says demolition plans are motivated by disposable mentality

Carole Mikita, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 21 - 10:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

A lead architect of Abravanel Hall says we need a better conservation mentality to preserve heritage and the important building he helped create.
How 'unique' Mount Olivet Cemetery came to be 150 years ago

How 'unique' Mount Olivet Cemetery came to be 150 years ago

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 9:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

Mount Olivet Cemetery remains the only public cemetery in the U.S. created by an act of Congress. That happened 150 years ago this month.
Some stolen 10th Mountain Division artifacts, memorabilia from World War II found

Some stolen 10th Mountain Division artifacts, memorabilia from World War II found

Olivia Young, KCNC  |  Posted May 19 - 3:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

The 10th Mountain Division Living History Group trailer, full of tens of thousands of dollars worth of authentic WWII artifacts and memorabilia, was stolen in April and now is found.
After years of efforts, monument to Ogden's Bingham Fort neighborhood to be dedicated

After years of efforts, monument to Ogden's Bingham Fort neighborhood to be dedicated

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 12:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Ogden leaders and Bingham Fort residents will gather to dedicate a memorial focused on the history of the area, the latest of many initiatives to recall the zone's unique past.
Utah World War II POW returned to family 81 years after his death

Utah World War II POW returned to family 81 years after his death

Shara Park, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 15 - 10:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

Eighty-one years after his death, Utah World War II POW Ballard Yeates has returned to Utah.
Salt Lake's historic apartments tell a story starting to repeat itself

Salt Lake's historic apartments tell a story starting to repeat itself

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 10:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

A surge of apartments in Salt Lake City over the past two decades is reminiscent to another growth spurt a century ago.
Utah railroad museum gets Western Pacific engine; Merci boxcar getting rehabbed

Utah railroad museum gets Western Pacific engine; Merci boxcar getting rehabbed

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 9:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah State Railroad Museum officials added a Western Pacific engine to the collection while the dilapidated Merci boxcar is now in Wyoming for restoration efforts.
How art is being used to tell transcontinental railroad's full history 155 years later

How art is being used to tell transcontinental railroad's full history 155 years later

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 10 - 9:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

A new monument at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City adds to growing art about the transcontinental railroad's history 155 years after it was completed in Utah.
Key player in Abravanel Hall's genesis speaks out against possible demolition

Key player in Abravanel Hall's genesis speaks out against possible demolition

Carole Mikita, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 9 - 12:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

In response to recent ideas of possibly demolishing and rebuilding Salt Lake's Abravanel Hall, the home to the Utah Symphony, a key player in the building's creation speaks out against the notion.
Team of researchers seeking footage of Led Zeppelin's last Utah performance in 1973

Team of researchers seeking footage of Led Zeppelin's last Utah performance in 1973

Mary Culbertson, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 29 - 9:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

A team of researchers in the U.K. and the U.S. are calling on Salt Lakers to help them locate any photographs that could exist from Led Zeppelin's last show played in the city in 1973.
Ute Mountain Utes call for new look at 1923 violence in Bears Ears area, seek healing

Ute Mountain Utes call for new look at 1923 violence in Bears Ears area, seek healing

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted April 29 - 6:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

For six weeks in 1923, numerous Utes were held in a stockade in Blanding as part of the so-called Last Indian War. Now, Ute leaders are calling for a new look at what happened.
'There's just nothing like it': The 1896 letter declaring Utah a state has come to the Beehive State

'There's just nothing like it': The 1896 letter declaring Utah a state has come to the Beehive State

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted April 28 - 7:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

It's unclear how an 1896 document signed by President Grover Cleveland approving Utah as a state ended up at a Boston-based document auction this spring, but it's now finding its home in the Beehive State.
Utah veteran finds a piece of 'genuine American history'

Utah veteran finds a piece of 'genuine American history'

Sky Mundell, KSL.com  |  Posted April 27 - 7:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah veteran using a metal detector as a way to battle his own PTSD found and returned a historical family treasure to its rightful owners.
Remembering one of Utah's most heinous murder cases, 50 years later

Remembering one of Utah's most heinous murder cases, 50 years later

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 27 - 4:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Monday marked 50 years since the Ogden Hi-Fi murders, and one of the people who first responded to the scene is looking back on what became a career-defining case.
The similarities behind the Jazz and Coyotes relocations nearly 45 years apart

The similarities behind the Jazz and Coyotes relocations nearly 45 years apart

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted April 23 - 9:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

It turns out there are plenty of similarities in Utah's response to the NHL as when the New Orleans Jazz moved to Utah 45 years ago this June.
Ogden man discovers items from the Spanish-American War: 'It's piqued our curiosity'

Ogden man discovers items from the Spanish-American War: 'It's piqued our curiosity'

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted April 20 - 9:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

While renovating a home, Jeremy Peterson found hardtack with handwritten notes on it, indicating it came from a Black soldier who fought in the 1898 Spanish-American War.
12 students, teacher killed in Columbine school shooting remembered at 25th anniversary vigil

12 students, teacher killed in Columbine school shooting remembered at 25th anniversary vigil

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Posted April 20 - 8:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

The 12 students and one teacher killed in the Columbine High School shooting were remembered in a vigil on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the tragedy.
Cleveland's 1896 memo signed same day as Utah statehood fetches over $27K at auction

Cleveland's 1896 memo signed same day as Utah statehood fetches over $27K at auction

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted April 18 - 7:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

A "significant" inter-office memo sent the same day President Grover Cleveland signed a proclamation making Utah the 45th state was the big winner at Boston auction Wednesday.
Utah gets $1.5M donation as it unveils more plans for new golden spike monument

Utah gets $1.5M donation as it unveils more plans for new golden spike monument

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted April 11 - 7:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

New details about one of Utah's newest state monuments were released after a ceremony celebrating a resolution that creates the park.
New film tells story of 79 Latter-day Saint missionaries who escaped Nazi Germany

New film tells story of 79 Latter-day Saint missionaries who escaped Nazi Germany

Carole Mikita, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 11 - 8:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

Just days before the start of World War II, Americans, many of them Utahns, escaped from Nazi Germany. They were Latter-day Saint missionaries serving in that country. Now a filmmaker is telling their story.
Eagle Mountain housing project draws attention as homes take shape near petroglyphs

Eagle Mountain housing project draws attention as homes take shape near petroglyphs

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted April 6 - 7:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

Rock art is scattered around the land near the Oquirrh Mountain Ranch neighborhood in Eagle Mountain and it's prompted concern, though developers intend to protect the petroglyphs.
The story behind the 'Flaming W' on the hillside above Weber State's Ogden campus

The story behind the 'Flaming W' on the hillside above Weber State's Ogden campus

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted April 4 - 3:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

As the story goes, some spirited Weber College fans carried 100 cans of kerosene up Mountain Ogden to light a flaming "W" on the hillside to celebrate homecoming in 1937.
Lou Conter, last survivor of USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor attack, dies at 102

Lou Conter, last survivor of USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor attack, dies at 102

Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN  |  Posted April 3 - 9:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Lou Conter, the final survivor of the USS Arizona, the Navy battleship that was sunk — with a loss of 1,177 lives — during the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, has died at age 102.
More details of historic Salt Lake building demolition emerge; city seeks changes

More details of historic Salt Lake building demolition emerge; city seeks changes

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted April 2 - 8:57 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City leaders are considering changes to the city's historic building laws after an incident over the weekend that is still being investigated.
'It is unacceptable': SLC halts demolition of historic former church over Easter weekend

'It is unacceptable': SLC halts demolition of historic former church over Easter weekend

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated April 1 - 6:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Crews began demolishing a century-old former church meetinghouse in Salt Lake City this weekend, but city officials brought the operation to a halt Sunday because they never issued a permit.
'He loved the cinema houses': Ogden remembers man who helped save Peery's Egyptian Theater

'He loved the cinema houses': Ogden remembers man who helped save Peery's Egyptian Theater

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted March 25 - 9:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Van Summerill, who died earlier this month, spearheaded efforts in the 1980s and 1990s to save the iconic theater — a key part of the city's arts offerings — from the wrecking ball.