The Great Salt Lake

After the passage of nearly a half-century, this book remains both one of the most informative and readable general histories of Utah yet written and a tribute to the brilliance of its author, the late Dale Morgan (1914-71).

Approached as history, geography, geology, or high adventure, The Great Salt Lake is fascinating reading. From the first Americans, through mountain men, religious empires, railroads, and resorts, the remnant of ancient Lake Bonneville has been a nexus for human history, uniting a haunting beauty with raw desolation, 'strangely removed from common experience.'

Praise and Reviews:

"Dale L. Morgan knows the people of the Great Basin area. To those who love the Great Basin desert he has given a book packed with history, romance, geology, social conflict, religion, and speculation."—American Historical Review