Legends, Lore and True Tales of Utah

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Ordinary history books often fail to address the obscure or the unexplained, leaving questions buried in annals of yesteryear. Where were Utah’s mythical monsters, including Bigfoot, spotted? How did “Schoolmarm’s Bloomers” become a state symbol? What created the Lagoon Amusement Park’s “dark side”? Why did “Frankenstein” prowl through the Cache town of Clarkston? Does Sardine Canyon hide the state’s fishiest story? Exactly what was the “Lakemobile” that rolled through the Great Salt Lake? When and why did BYU temporarily ban football? How is it that the first college basketball team to ever play in the state was all women, and they beat the men? Retired journalist Lynn Arave presents this unique collection, including more than one hundred photographs, of the Beehive State’s offbeat history.
ISBN: 9781467150675
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Utah
Series: American Legends
Images: 102
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Lynn Arave graduated from Weber State University with degrees in communications-journalism and human performance. He worked for the Deseret News for thirty-two years, first as a sportswriter, then as a feature writer and finally as a city desk reporter and editor. He is the author of the books Walking Salt Lake City, Layton Utah (Images of America series), Detour Utah: Mysteries, Legends and Peculiar Places and the Mystery of Utah History blog. Lynn lives in Layton with his wife, LeAnn Flygare Arave.
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