Folklore to History:Intersection of local history and memorialization
Dr. Leo Lyman and
These prominent Utah historians are going to speak of memories as folklore, and transform them into reliable Utah history.
A historical memorial reflects a coming to terms with a history that is sometimes painful.
It also demonstrates contested history that
goes beyond what happened and why.
Jedediah Rogers is a senior historian, Utah Division of State History, and co-managing editor of theŒæUtah Historical Quarterly. He is author ofŒæRoads in the Wilderness: Conflict in Canyon CountryŒæ(University of Utah Press, 2013) and editor of a couple of documentary volumes in Mormon history.
Leo Lyman was born in Delta, UT in 1942. In 1969, he moved to Riverside, CA and started teaching. In 1981, he received his Ph.D. from University of California, Riverside. After 40 years of teaching in CA, he moved to Silver Reef UT in 2004. He continues to be a very active historian here in the Southwest. He was once Utah State Director of the Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) Dr. Lyman continues to research and write books, he has written over a dozen including: Political Deliverance: äóThe Mormon Quest for Statehoodäó published by the University of Illinois Press, 1986, äóìThe Arduous Road: Salt Lake to Los Angeles, the Most Difficult Wagon road in American Historyäó privately printed in Victorville, 2001, and many others.