Utah Historical Society
Photos from the Utah Historical Society show the growing skyline of Salt Lake City, May 27, 1920.

SALT LAKE CITY — Mapping History is the theme of presentations hosted by the Utah State Archives in observance of Utah Archives Month in October.

Four public presentations dealing with a variety of historical issues are planned each Wednesday during the month. The free brown-bag, lunchtime gatherings are scheduled for noon at the Utah State Archives Building, 346 S. Rio Grande St.

Carol Edison, a noted folklore historian, will discuss “A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words: 19th and 20th Century Utah Gravestones” on Oct. 7.

Jim Kichas, a processing and reference archivist, will deliver a presentation entitled “Colorado River People: White Collar Visionaries and Blue Collar Workers” on Oct. 14.

Sarah Alizabeth Fox, a freelance writer, editor and folk historian, will discuss her newly published book “Downwind: A People’s History of the Nuclear West” on Oct. 21.

The final presentation will feature Brian Cannon, a historian who co-authored the book “The Awkward State of Utah: Coming of Age in the Nation,” on Oct. 28.

More information is available on the Utah Archives Month website, utaharchivesmonth.org.