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The history of Salina

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 4066

Scope and Contents note

The History of Salina gives an account of the settlement, dwellings, farming, irrigation, wars, resettlement, growth of the Church, businesses, transportation, population growth and education of Salina, Utah. It covers events from 1864-1929. Names of settlers, Salina Ward Bishops, Choir directors, teachers, club leaders, other Church workers, midwives and businessmen are mentioned.

Twenty families were called by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to settle Salina, Utah. By 1864, they were working on irrigation and grew a good crop of grain. In 1865, Indians, led by Black Hawk, began to attack the settlers. Because of these attacks, Salina was deserted until 1871. A new wave of settlers established the Salina Ward in the Sevier Stake. Businesses, schools and transportation began to flourish.


  • 1929


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from The History of Salina must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Anna Williams was the historian for the prevent chapter of the pioneers of Salinas, Utah in 1929.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The History of Salina gives an account of the settlement and growth of Salina, Utah. It covers events from 1864-1929.

Custodial History note

Donated by Virginia Dickard in 1990

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Virginia Dickard; 1990.

Appraisal note

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Processing Information note

Processed; H.Christine Swindler; 21 June 2007.

Register of The history of Salina
Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy, curator
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States