ALLEY, George H.

It is not difficult, then, to see this young man fitting perfectly into the scene, when, on April 3, 1860, the riders of the Pony Express began their mad, daring dash between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California. He was ideally equipped for this adventure. His career as a "Pony Rider" began when he signed in at the Salt Lake City Station located on the east side of Main Street between First and Second South Streets.

Gold in Them There Hills

By Hal J. Covington This article first appeared in the March/April 1992 issue of Pioneer Magazine gold! Gold! At least, when the sun strikes it right, it looks like gold. In fact, whole cliffs of the varicolored rocky conglomerate in eastern Wayne County appear to be made of gold. Could this have been a lure […]

Money and Trade

from Utah As It Is, by S.A. Kenner, published in 1904 While the object of the pioneers and those who came here soon after the first settlement was made was not the pursuit of wealth nor partaking in any sense of the nature of speculation, it still followed that transactions between man and man must […]

This is Her Place Play Like a Girl: Natalie Williams and Norma Carr

From the 1940s to the 1970s, some school districts in Utah had policies that specifically prohibited girls from competing in sports against other schools. This episode highlights two athletes and coaches who fought for women and girls in Utah to have the same chance to play organized sports as their male counterparts:

Natalie Williams, a former WNBA player and Olympic gold medal winner who runs the Natalie Williams Basketball Academy

Norma Carr, a softball, volleyball, and basketball coach who was the first female athletic director in the state of Utah to oversee both men’s and women’s sports, which she did at Salt Lake Community College

Both women faced gender barriers in their careers, but they pushed back and found ways to empower the generation of female athletes that came after them.