Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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Tooele Lion’s Club formation was news to roar about in 1924

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Tooele Lion’s Club formation was news to roar about in 1924

It was with great fanfare that the Tooele Lion’s Club first organized in 1924 — so great that the Tooele Transcript dedicated the entire front page to news of its organization, with a headline reading “A LION’S...

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Valley settler started war on weeds

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Valley settler started war on weeds

The Rowberry family, one of the first families to settle the Tooele Valley, was blessed with artistic talents uncommon to the time. Most of their descendants had risen to local fame as builders, painters and sculptors, but...

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Transcript correspondent painted picture of Deep Creek spring in 1910

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Transcript correspondent painted picture of Deep Creek spring in 1910

Occasionally the month of March brings an early taste of spring to Utah — a change of season welcome in any era. This was certainly the case in Deep Creek and Gold Hill, two Tooele County communities...

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Italian immigrants played key role in founding St. Marguerite’s

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Italian immigrants played key role in founding St. Marguerite’s

The early 1900s were a turbulent time of change for Tooele County. Discoveries of gold and other valuable metals in the surrounding mountains brought conflicts the small agrarian community had never previously encountered, and cultures clashed as...

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Early Mexican immigrants faced tough life in Grantsville

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Early Mexican immigrants faced tough life in Grantsville

The arrival of the railroad in Tooele during the early 1900s brought an influx of immigrants into the county, mostly from Eastern European countries. But the railroad’s need for migrant labor also brought some of Tooele’s first...

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1899 marks first year of Valentine’s celebrations in Tooele County

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

1899 marks first year of Valentine’s celebrations in Tooele County

While I typically end up celebrating Singles Awareness Day by myself each year, I have enough of a romantic side to appreciate the allure of Valentine’s Day, particularly after looking into the holiday’s history. According to legend,...

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Early ‘hello girls’ once made county’s telephone lines hum

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Early ‘hello girls’ once made county’s telephone lines hum

While AT&T transformed nationwide communication with its transcontinental telephone line, the line also brought change and business opportunities to small communities like Tooele. At first, locals didn’t see the need for this newfangled communication device, and when...

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Valley’s inhabitants once blamed for draining down Great Salt Lake

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Valley’s inhabitants once blamed for draining down Great Salt Lake

It turns out that today’s debate over whether global warming is a man-made or cyclic phenomenon isn’t anything new. In fact, it’s part of an ongoing struggle to understand mankind’s effect on the planet and nature’s ability...

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Harvest traditions united the community

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Harvest traditions united the community

Long before the holiday season falls upon us, we assemble together in our community and celebrate the summer and fall harvests. The tradition of celebrating the harvest is nothing new to county residents. On the 26th of...

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