West Side Stories
A Blog Series about the History of Salt Lake's West Side
| by Brad Westwood and the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts
The Department of Heritage and Arts (DHA) presents a weekly blog series titled Salt Lake West Side Stories: A History of the Pioneer Park Neighborhood. Salt Lake West Side Stories follows the 19th century tradition of publishing articles in a serial form. The best known examples in the serial publishing tradition includes Harriet Beecher Stowe (Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1851-1852), Charles Dickens (Great Expectations, 1860-1861) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes, 1887, 1891-1900).
Written by senior public historian Brad Westwood, with a lot of help from his friends, each post will cover a different topic pertaining to Salt Lake City’s original west side that spanned from West Temple to the railroad corridor and from North Temple to 6th South. Each post offers you roughly fifteen minutes of reading, historic images, and even interactive activities. We encourage you to read weekly or at your own pace to learn more about the history of the Pioneer Park neighborhood.
Post 3: Eight Themes Offered
Post 19: Brokers of Human Capital
Post 23: Chinese Americans on the West Side
Post 30: The West Side's Amenities