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"Historic Tales Of Utah" On Thursday's Access Utah

The History Press

Eileen Hallet Stone is out with a second collection from her popular Salt Lake Tribune “Living History” column. In “Historic Tales of Utah” (The History Press), Stone tells many of the stories of Utah: “Big Bill” Haywood, vilified by the New York Times as “the most feared figure in America,” women bruised on the front lines of suffrage battles, Chinese “paper sons and daughters,” heroic Northern Ute firefighters, downtown Salt Lake City’s “Wall Street of the West,” the off-road cyclist known as the “Bedouin of the Desert,” and Utah’s love affair with sweets.


Award-winning author Eileen Hallet Stone’s projects include “Hidden History of Utah,” “A Homeland in the West: Utah Jews Remember” and “Missing Stories: An Oral History of Ethnic and Minority Groups in Utah,” co-authored with Leslie Kelen. Her commentary is featured in the 2015 documentary film “Carvalho’s Journey.” She writes a “Living History” column for the Salt Lake Tribune.


Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.