Roads -- Utah -- History
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227605356]
Identifier: MSS 4045
Scope and Contents Letter from John James Abert to James Holt written on February 7, 1861. The letter originally accompanied a copy of Abert's report on the planning of a wagon route between Utah and Nevada. The report was published by the government in 1876.
Dates: 1861 February 7
File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230306059]
Identifier: MSS SC 838
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two biographies and miscellaneous photocopied papers that support the author's research. One biography is entitled "David Robert Roberts: the Father of Utah Good Roads." It is 25 pages of photocopied typescript and was written for the Utah 1976 Bicentennial Biography competition sponsored by the Salt Lake Tribune and the Utah State Historical Society. Roberts was a Utah politician who, as a Utah state legislator, pushed for improving roads in the state....
Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233289765]
Identifier: Vault MSS 413
Scope and Contents Handwritten petition, dated 15 Nov. 1853, addressed to the Utah Territorial legislature, and signed by Lee and twenty-six others. The petition requests that $2000 be appropriated to build a road from Ft. Harmony, Utah, through the St. George Valley to connect with the California Road. The signers argue that such a road would facilitate further settlement in the Washington and Iron counties of Utah.
Dates: 1853 November 15
File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230334648]
Identifier: MSS 1173
Scope and Contents Handwritten "statement of the amount donated by the citizens of Tooele County for the purpose of repairing the state road west of Jordan Bridge." The donation was made in produce which value was $836. The date of the item is uncertain.