Charlie Butler, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Gregory C. Thompson, Erik Solberg, 1 June 2007

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Title Charlie Butler, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Gregory C. Thompson, Erik Solberg, 1 June 2007
Alternative Title No.474 Charles Butler
Creator Butler, Charlie, 1950-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-; Solberg, Erik
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2007-06-01
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, ; Minnesota, United States,
Subject Butler, Charlie, 1950- --Interviews; Skiers--Utah--Biography; Skis and skiing--Utah--History; Outdoor recreation industry--Biography
Description Transcript (14 pages) of interview by Gregory C. Thompson and Erik Solberg with Charlie Butler, co-founder of Wasatch Mountain Touring, on June 1, 2007
Abstract Butler (b. 1950) recalls his childhood and the influence of his parents in the development of his love of the outdoors. Both his father and mother were instrumental in guiding Charles to skiing, hiking and sailing. He tells of following his then-girlfriend to California, where he attended school for one year in Santa Barbara. While working his way home he was invited by friends to stop by Salt Lake. These friends were students at the University of Utah. Butler loved the area and when the snow came he tried to find a place in Salt Lake that would rent cross-country skis to his friends. There was no one in the Valley. He went home to Minnesota and started painting houses with his brother Dwight. When winter came, he persuaded his brother to return to Salt Lake with him, and open a place that would rent cross-country skis. This business was called Wasatch Mountain Touring and was founded in 1972. Outdoor Recreation Project. Interviewesr: Gregory C. Thompson and Erik Solberg
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Is Part of Ski and Snow Sports Archives; Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project
Scanning Technician Matt Wilkinson
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
ARK ark:/87278/s6cn8n8z
Topic Skiers; Skis and skiing; Outdoor recreation
Setname uum_elc
ID 797803
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