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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Claiming the Water: Violence in the Desert

Who owns common sources of water? As Mormons began to spread south throughout Utah Territory in the 1850s, conflict over watering holes in the desert…see more

Indoor Plumbing Eases the Domestic Burden

Most of us take for granted the luxury of having running water inside of our homes. But, indoor plumbing is a relatively new phenomenon that has made…see more

“The Reservoir Can Go to Hell:” Building & Financing the Enterprise Dam

The Enterprise Dam in Utah's Washington County is an amazing example of how early Mormon settlers mastered the waters of the harsh desert using…see more