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  Gilgal Now Owned by Salt Lake City, But Not Park Yet
The status of the Gilgal Garden is finally settled. The non-profit Trust for Public Lands purchased the sculpture garden from the Fetzer family and turned over the title to Salt Lake City on Friday, finally saving the Garden from possible destruction from developers. But several steps remain before it becomes a public park.

  LDS Composer Merrill Bradshaw Dies
Merrill K. Bradshaw passed away Wednesday, July 12 at Lakeview Hospital, Bountiful, Utah. He is survived by his wife, Janet and their seven children. Merrill was born on June 18, 1929 in Lyman, Wyoming. He will be remembered for his long and distinguished career as Composer in Residence and as John R. Halliday Professor of Music at Brigham Young University, where he served on the faculty for 37 years before retiring in 1994. In spite of all of his musical accomplishments, he always counted his family as his most important success.

  The Guess Who Wraps Up Tour
Certainly you've heard by now about the Running Back Through Canada Tour of the Guess Who, one of Canada's most famous rock-and-roll bands. It's no wonder you would have because they've played over 22 performances in 20 cities in the last two months. And despite nearly avoiding all interview requests, they've received a lot of media coverage.

  Publishers Weekly Negative on Book About Jews & Mormons
Publisher's Weekly doesn't think much about a new book about Jews and Mormons. "Jews and Mormons: Two Houses of Israel" by LDS convert Frank J. Johnson and Jew Willaim J. Leffler tries to do for Mormons and Jews what the outstanding 1997 book "How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation" did for Mormons and Evangelicals.

  'Dad Was A Carpenter' builds a following
Alta Films &Press announced today that writer and filmmaker Kenny Kemp is this year's recipient of the Grand Prize in the prestigious Writer's Digest National Self-Published Book Awards for his touching memoir Dad Was A Carpenter: Blueprints For A Meaningful Life, besting literally thousands of competing entries.

  The Ark is Back
If at first you do succeed, try, try again. And this is exactly what the Carriage House Theatre in Cardston is planning to do with The Ark.

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1956 History of LDS Scandianvian Immigrants Back in Print
PROVO, UTAH -- William Mulder's "Homeward to Zion: The Mormon Migration from Scandinavia" has been reprinted by the University of Minnesota Press with the BYU Press for the 150th anniversary of the introduction of Mormonism into Scandinavia. Between 1850 and 1905 more than 30,000 Mormon converts emigrated to Utah.

The book was recognized at the recent Mormon History Association conference, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, where Dorothy Burton Skardal, a noted authority on Scandinavian history, critiqued the book for the convention. While she said that the book had too much detail about the immigrants and was written the book too much for a Mormon audience, she also said that it was "a wonderful book, social history at its best."

'Homeward' gets a reprint, stands the test of time
Deseret News 16Jul00 A2
By Dennis Lythgoe: Deseret News staff writer


Scandinavian migration story well-told
Deseret News 16Jul00 A2
By Dennis Lythgoe: Deseret News staff writer

See also:
Homeward to Zion More about "Homeward to Zion: The Mormon Migration from Scandinavia" at


New Version of History of Salt Lake
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Originally published as an illustrated history of Salt Lake subsidized by local businesses, "The Gathering Place" is back in a new edition, this time from Signature Books, with updated information and more controversial information that normally wouldn't pass in a subsidized book.

The Salt Lake Tribune's Naparsteck says that this gives the book a 'split personality,' at times using a 'don't-offend-anyone' tone and other times presenting more challenging material.

The West Under Cover Salt Lake Tribune 16Jul00 A6
By Martin Naparsteck: Special to the Tribune

See also:
The Gathering Place
More about "The Gathering Place: An Illustrated History of Salt Lake City" at


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