1 04, 2017

1904: The Commercial Club Wanted to “Boom the Town” at the World’s Fair

By |2017-04-11T14:55:35-07:00April 1st, 2017|Chamber History, Uncovered History|0 Comments

In 1904, the Salt Lake Commercial Club organized an advertising and promotion committee to join the Utah World’s Fair Commission and send “some competent person to distribute literature and boom the town.” The committee was in charge of printing 40,000 promotional pamphlets to be distributed at the World’s Fair.

31 03, 2017

1902: The Big Fight the Commercial Club Lost – The Lucin Cutoff

By |2017-04-11T14:55:51-07:00March 31st, 2017|Chamber History, Uncovered History|0 Comments

In an era when railroads were considered to be the guiding center of any future economy, the Salt Lake Commercial Club fought mightily to have the Union Pacific Railroad build the Lucin cutoff across the northern end of the Great Salt Lake to Salt Lake City, instead of through Ogden. In the end, despite Salt [...]

30 03, 2017

1902: More About the Commercial Club’s First Year

By |2017-04-11T14:56:16-07:00March 30th, 2017|Chamber History, Uncovered History|0 Comments

Many newspapers gave detailed accounts of the Salt Lake Commercial Club founding in 1902. The organization was overseen by the state’s Gov. Heber M. Wells, former Gov. Arthur Thomas, C.A. Strevell and George T. Odell. The official incorporation papers were filed on Feb. 11, 1902. The next day, the 15 member board of governors was [...]

27 03, 2017

More Early Chamber History Uncovered

By |2017-04-11T14:57:11-07:00March 27th, 2017|Chamber History, Uncovered History|0 Comments

When authors Don C. Woodward and Joel Campbell first wrote Common Ground: 100 Years of the Salt Lake Chamber, many digitized resources were not available. With the help of then-Chamber employee Michael De Groote, Woodward and Campbell searched static archives at the Utah State Historical Society, Brigham Young University L. Tom Perry Special Collections, LDS Church [...]

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