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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL

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Title Page285
Description SOLVING TRANSPORTATION DIFFICULTIES struction for many years. But once it could be determined which routes were attracting the heaviest amounts of traffic, pressure generated to see those busier roads upgraded. As a result, in 1921 and 1922, some 50 miles of pavement was completed, providing virtually continuous hard-surfaced road from the Idaho line to Nephi. In 1924, rebuilding of the pioneer road traversing Black Ridge in Washington County provided an all-weather highway enabling the Union Pacific Railroad to bring tourists to Utah's National Parks. In 1925 finishing a 41-mile section across the salt flats between Wendover and Knolls, completed a vital portion of the Lincoln Highway. In 1926, designation of the route linking the Uinta Basin at Duchesne with Salt Lake City through Heber and the Strawberry Valley provided a needed tie between Basin communities and the state capital. In 1927, first experiments took place with oil roads between Brigham City and Logan and in Provo Canyon. Highway officials had first examined such highways in Oregon and California and after the latter state's specifications were found more suitable, 28 miles were completed that year. In 1930, finishing the Zion's-Mt. Carmel Highway was labelled an engineering achievement. It included two tunnels with arched openings totalling 25 miles in length. Eight-plus miles are within Zion National Park. Though the depression which began to gain momentum after the stock market crash of 1929 stifled investment in privately-held organizations, it actually had a positive effect on road building by providing work for thousands of unemployed Utahns. Researcher Knowlton described it in these words: "While the state road program was an important element in this battle during the entire period of the depression, it was during the 1931-32 biennium, a time when there was no other organized work-relief available, that the pressure on the State Road Commission reached its maximum and without doubt caused the two years to be one of the most eventful periods in the commission's entire history." 285
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Identifier 294-UPA_Page285.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416296
Reference URL