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Photographs of Post 36 memorial dedication

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8501

Content Description

Contains negatives and their photograph prints depicting the dedication of the Explorer Scout Post 36 memorial in a remote area of Garfield County, Utah. The photographs (as well as some negatives), in addition to depicting the memorial itself, document the dedication ceremony, those who attended it, and the area surrounding the site. Materials dated 1993.


  • 1993

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Photographs of Post 36 memorial dedication must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

The Explorer Scout Post 36 is a scout troop whose members were involved in a tragic accident in Southern Utah in 1963.

The Explorer Scout Post 36 is a division of the Boys Scouts of America that functions under the organization of the LDS Pleasant View 3rd ward located in Provo, Utah. On June 10, 1963, some of the members of the scout troop, along with adult leaders and some additional passengers, were riding in the bed of an open pickup truck in a remote part of Southern Utah when the truck began to ascend a steep hill at an 8% grade. The truck stalled and consequently overturned, killing seven Boy Scouts from Provo Explorer Post 36 and six adults. Twenty-six others were injured and only ten escaped unharmed. Thirty years later, the surviving members of Explorer Scout Post 36 raised funds and erected a monument to those who lost their lives next to the spot the accident occurred. The memorial was dedicated on June 10, 1993.

The Explorer Scout Post 36 continues to operate under the jurisdiction of the LDS Pleasant View 3rd ward in Provo, Utah.


3 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated in 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 2014.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Related Materials

See also Ruth Rasmussen scrapbook for Gary Rassmussen (MSS 7724) and Diane Larson Porter scrapbook (MSS 8227).

Processing Information

Processed; Clarissa McIntire, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.

Register of Photographs of Post 36 memorial dedication
Clarissa McIntire
2015 January 8
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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