They, the builders: 75 photos celebrating the people who helped create a state

Courtesy of the Utah State Historical Society
Mine workers enter a cage to go down into mine.
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Hank Jr
Draper, UT

Breathtaking. Brings back precious memories. Kudos to the Deseret News.

Nana Sid
West Jordan, UT

Excellent photograph series. But, where are the women? Certainly there are photos of women who worked to create the state also.


These are very interesting photos - I love seeing this kind of history from everyday life. However, could you please give us the dates they were taken?

Bountiful, UT

Re Nana Sid

A few decades ago not all professions were open to women. This is why all the People in the pictures are men. Even today there aren't that many women construction workers.

It used to be when there was construction on roadways the signs Men At work'.

Goshen, UT

A question. Why is there not even one single photo of Geneva steel or even Ironton steel before that? You showed Pikes Peak in Colorado but not a picture of the steel industry in Utah? It was a vital source of income for many utah county workers from 1944 to 2002.

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