The Backman Years: 1930-1965

The Veterans Hospital: Backman’s First Assignment

The new Veterans Administration hospital on the 12th Avenue is shown in 1933. The Chamber has been a leader in tapping the federal government’s largesse for building projects and other improvements. In October [...]

By | January 28th, 2015|Categories: Backman Years, Chamber History|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Covered Wagon Days Becomes an Institution

Most Salt Lake City residents take it for granted that the city’s July 24 celebration, marking the 1847 entry of the Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley, always seems to come off like clockwork [...]

By | January 22nd, 2015|Categories: Backman Years, Blog, Chamber History|Tags: , , , |0 Comments