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Dinosaur National Monument is nearing the end of its 100th year. As a tribute to a monument that was millions of years in the making, we’ve compiled a list of some favorite photos from old Deseret News newspapers.


We’re taking you back with today’s #throwbackthursday 1987 photo featuring the Utah Geological Survey (formerly called Utah Geological and Mineral Survey) Board field trip in Price, UT. Have a great afternoon! #tbt #geology

tbt Board Price Field Trip

For this #tbt we’re looking at Mount St. Helens and the beginning of its 2004 eruption. While it wasn’t to the magnitude of its notable 1980 eruption, the 2004-08 eruption resulted in a remarkably rapid, though nearly steady, rate of dome growth. Check out the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)‘s youtube video for a time lapse of the dome on Mount St. Helens! #throwbackthursday

Check out the video HERE

How many are familiar with Devil’s Slide in Weber Canyon, near Morgan, UT? Do you think you’d ever slide down like you were in a playground? For this#tbt, we’re giving you an article that talks of a time when people DID!#throwbackthursday


Devil’s Slide is a bizarre, giant-size limestone chute, located on the south side of Interstate 84 in Weber Canyon, near Croydon, and about eight miles east of Morgan.


Happy Pioneer Day, geo friends! Start the day off with this great album of photos from the Library of Congress to complete your geology‪#‎throwbackthursday‬ ‪#‎tbt‬

View the album HERE

We’ve got a really great #throwbackthursday for you today— The Geologic Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel. The image by Timothy H. O’Sullivan displays Big Cottonwood Canyon in 1869. #tbt

See the photo information HERE

We’ve got some great #tbt photos from the Library of Congress this week. From their vast collection of historic Utah photos, we’ve picked out a couple that really take you back.

Utah Copper: Bingham Mine. Brakeman of an ore train at the open-pit mining operations of Utah Copper Company, at Bingham Canyon, Utah
See original link HERE

Tunnel #3, Weber Canyon, Utah
See original link HERE

After perusing through some of our old pictures, this gem showed up for today’s #throwbackthursday geology/history lesson. This old postcard shows off the geyser in Woodside, UT which is now merely a railroad ghost town (and a llama) along Highway 6 about 25 miles north of Green River. Like Crystal Geyser, the geyser in Woodside is also carbon dioxide driven and erupts from an old well. #tbt

Perhaps some of you remember KSL’s article of the town’s sale. Read the article HERE.

We’re getting on the Throwback Thursday bandwagon this week. Here is a part of an 1826 world atlas that shows geography and period events, and was recently donated to the Utah DNR Library. Talk about #tbt!

The map is titled “Morse’s New Universal Atlas of the World on an Improved Plan of Alphabetical Indexes, Designed for Academies and Higher Schools” by Sidney E. Morse.