The history of Salina

The history of Salina

Dates: 1929

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.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Williams, Anna
  • Call Number: MSS 4066
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
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.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 4066; The History of Salina; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4066, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Virginia Dickard in 1990
Acquisition Information
Donated; Virginia Dickard; 1990.
Subject Terms
Black Hawk War (Utah), 1865-1872; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Indians of North America--Utah; Salina (Utah)--History; Sevier County (Utah)--History
Processing Information
Processed; H.Christine Swindler; 21 June 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy for 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
History of Salina
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:41-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

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

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