This is What Life in Utah Looked Like in 1940. Wow!

These photos show how life was quite a bit different in Utah in 1940. They were all taken by a group of professional photographers hired by the federal government to document the Farm Security Administration’s initiatives. The project was meant to show Americans a depiction of their rural counterparts, recovering from the Great Depression with the help of special grant money.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:

Which photo is your favorite?