Remaking Places: Author Discusses the Effects of Place-Making in Utah

OGDEN, Utah – The Weber Historical Society will present “The Making and Unmaking of Utah,” Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in Weber State University’s Lindquist Alumni Center.

Jared Farmer, author of “Glen Canyon Dammed” and the prize winning “On Zion’s Mount: Mormons, Indians, and the American Landscape,” will discuss how one of the most iconic phrases in Utah’s history – “this is the place” -- belies an important truth: settlers don’t find places; they make them.

Come learn about the history of Utah’s geography and the idea of place-making: that on some level, every act is a form of displacement, unsettling or unmaking what was already there.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Weber Historical Society spring 2014 lecture series and is presented by WSU’s Department of History, the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and the Alumni Association.

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Contact:
Eric Swedin, history professor
801-395-3553 • eswedin@weber.edu
Author:
Whitney Sanchez, University Communications
801-626-7359 • whitneysanchez@weber.edu