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Archives Month presentations focus on building history

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SALT LAKE CITY — "Building History" is the theme of presentations hosted by the Utah State Archives in observance of Utah Archives Month in October.

Three public presentations that deal with a variety of historical issues are planned on Oct. 8, Oct. 15 and Oct. 29. The free, brown-bag lunch gatherings will start at noon at the Utah State Archives Building, 346 S. Rio Grande St.

Rebecca Anderson, a doctorate candidate at Arizona State University, will discuss "Blossoming as the Rose: Irrigating Wasatch Front Agribusiness and Industry" on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Laurie Bryant, a retired paleontologist, will deliver a presentation titled "A Modest Homestead" on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

The final presentation will feature Jed Rogers, a historian, discussing "Roads in the Wilderness: Conflict in Canyon Country" on Wednesday, Oct. 29.

More detailed information about these and other events is available at utaharchivesmonth.org.

Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a declaration formally marking October as Utah Archives Month, an annual event sponsored by archives and special collections across the state. Digital images of the governor's 2014 declaration and the 2014 poster are posted on the Utah Archives Month website.