Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service

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Utah Centennial County History Series

All twenty-nine county histories in the Utah Centennial County History series were published during Michael Leavitt’s administration.  Funding for the county history series was provided by the Utah State Legislature in 1991 and the first volume published in 1995 and the last in 1999.  The Division of State History was given the assignment to administer the project.  The county commissioners, or their designees, were responsible for selecting the author or authors for their individual county histories, while the Division of State History provided technical and editorial assistance.  All twenty-nine counties participated and completed their histories.  A History of Utah’s American Indians was also included in the series.  The project won an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History.

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