Lynn Arave worked as a newspaper reporter for more than 40 years. He is a retired Deseret News reporter/editor, from 1979-2011. His email is His Mystery of Utah History blog is at

In the 1950s, a study was done to see if there was spot in Davis County for a ski resort and Alf Engen checked it out
Until the 1960s, dumping raw sewage into the Great Salt Lake was a continual and normal practice along the Wasatch Front
There actually existed a real Howard Stark who was both a legendary pilot and an inventor
The red rocks were too bright for using Technicolor in 1940 for ‘Western Union’
Crashes into Utah’s Lone Peak and other documented hikers who have made it to the top
A look at early shipwrecks on the briny and unpredictable Great Salt Lake