Uintah County Library Regional History Center Photo Archive
Search and browse over 50,000 historic photos from Vernal, Uintah County, and the surrrounding areas. Since 2002, Uintah County Library's Regional History Center has scanned historic photographs in partnership with the University of Utah Marriott Library. Contact us about publication permissions. A license for home, noncommercial use, is granted free of charge for most items.Open Resource
Vernal Express Newspaper Archive
Kate Jean Boan was founder and editor of the Uintah Pappoose, the pioneer newspaper of eastern Utah. She purchased a printing press from Sears and Roebuck, and began publishing the four-page weekly paper in 1891. In 1892 she sold the newspaper to James Barker, who changed the name to the Vernal Express. James H. Wallis took over management in 1917, and four generations of his family published the paper for the next 90 years.Open Resource
Names in Stone
NAMES IN STONE is a unique online repository designed to help researchers find and document cemetery records AND maps. Interactive maps that show each grave’s location allow the visitor to visualize families, and fill in the missing pieces to the family puzzle.Open Resource
Local History Research Resources
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Ashley National Forest History and Culture
The High Uintas Wilderness contains remnants of both historic and prehistoric human activities that are considered valued cultural resources. Old cabins and salt houses, Indian artifacts, Spanish tree markings, tie hack tools, and equipment remaining from dam construction and even the dams themselves are all protected under Federal law. These vestiges of the past add an interesting dimension to the wilderness experience that is recognized by the Wilderness Act.Open Resource
Utah Digital Newspapers
In 2001 the Marriott Library was awarded a Library Services and Technology (LSTA) grant to develop a newspaper digitization project. As a result, the Library successfully digitized 30,000 pages from three weekly newspapers. Later, the University of Utah partnered with Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and Salt Lake Community College to create Utah’s only keyword-searchable statewide digital newspaper repository. In September 2003, the library received a $1.02 million National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Brigham Young University made a significant contribution to the required matching funds. With this funding, an additional 240,000 pages were added.