Restoring Greatness to a Salt Lake
When and how did the Great Salt Lake stop seeming great to the majority of Utahns? This illustrated lecture will provide an overview of the interconnected ecological and cultural histories of the Great Basin’s largest lake, and also highlight Alfred Lambourne, a curious Utah artist and author whose lake-inspired works provide a valuable vantage point for seeing what has been lost and what can be reclaimed.
Jared Farmer, a history professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is the author of three books of western environmental history, including the prize-winning On Zion’s Mount: Mormons, Indians, and the American Landscape. A graduate of Utah State University, the University of Montana, and Stanford University, Farmer has won research and writing fellowships from many institutions, including, most recently, the Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah.
Circumnavigating the Great Salt Lake by Dale R. Bryner