Utah Stories from the Beehive Archive

Tune in each week for a two-minute look at some of the most pivotal — and peculiar — events in Utah history! With all of the history and none of the dust, the Beehive Archive is a fun way to catch up on Utah’s past. For a complete list of episodes, click the "View All Stories" button below, then browse or search.

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Prohibition Inspires Business Innovation in Ogden

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Learn how Ogden’s families and business-owners used the prohibition against alcohol to invent new styles of work… and how law enforcement worked…see more

Sweet Story of the Startup Candy Company

Confections are a multibillion-dollar industry in the United States and Utahns currently buy candy at the highest rate in the nation – almost double…see more

Leonard Swett: Government Work on the Frontier

Starting in the 1840s, government explorers began to survey and map the Intermountain West more thoroughly. Meet Leonard Swett, a wealthy young man…see more