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WWI Era Utah: Forgotten Costs And Hidden Histories

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As winds of World War One raged through Europe, Utah began to feel its chill.  Adjunct Professor at Utah State University, Emily Wheeler shares the following pieces of her research into some forgotten costs and gems of World War One era Utah.   

Sounds of USU’s carillon bells and recorded Big Ben tones are heard courtesy of Dr. Cory Evans and the USU Music Department.  

Kirsten grew up listening to Utah Public Radio in Smithfield, Utah and now resides in Logan. She has three children and is currently the Saturday morning host on UPR. Kirsten graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor's degree History in 2000, and currently studies childhood development (see previous note about children). She enjoys doing voice work, reading, writing, drawing, teaching children, and doing machine embroidery.
Mary got hooked on oral histories while visiting Ellis Island and hearing the recorded voices of immigrants that had passed through. StoryCorps drew her to UPR. After she retired from teaching at Preston High, she walked into the station and said she wanted to help. Kerry put her to work taking the best 3 minutes out of the 30 minute interviews recorded in Vernal. Passion kicked in. Mary went on to collect more and more stories and return them to the community on UPR's radio waves. Major credits to date: Utah Works, One Small Step, and the award winning documentary Ride the Rails.