Register of the William W. Flanigan Collection (Ms.38)

This collection contains photographs and documents from the life of William Flanigan. It also contains journals written by Flanigan between the years 1897-1946. Most of the documents and photographs pertain to the Zion Narrows and the construction of the Zion Cable and Saw Mill. In 2014 Dayle Flanigan, a great-grandson brought in a scrapbook of additional photographs from Zion Canyon to be added to the collection.

 

I. Personal
A. Journals - Hardbound Copies
B1Box number 1  1899
B1Box number 1  1903
B1Box number 1  1905
B1Box number 1  1906
B1Box number 1  1917
B2Box number 2  1917
B2Box number 2  1921
B2Box number 2  1923
B2Box number 2  1925
Sp Coll F826.F535Unit number p Coll F826.F535  Microfilms of diaries - 1902 to 1960 (8 reels)
B. Journals - Handwritten Notebooks
B2Box number 2  1897-1915
B2Box number 2  1916-1937
B2Box number 2  1938-1946
B2Box number 2  Three miscellaneous notebooks with journal entries, various dates
B2Box number 2  Looseleaf journal/personal history, 1884-1952
C. Photographs
B3Box number 3 F1Folder number 1  Unidentified men working  View Image
B3Box number 3 F1Folder number 1  Unidentified construction site  View Image
B3Box number 3 F1Folder number 1  David Flanigan and his helicpoter model in the late 1920's or early 1930's  View Image
B3Box number 3 F1Folder number 1  Sawmill near Springdale, Utah  View Image
B3Box number 3 F1Folder number 1  Unidentified man near construction equipment  View Image
B3Box number 3 F1Folder number 1  Model of the Zion cable works  View Image
B3Box number 3 F1Folder number 1  Model of the Zion cable works and sawmill  View Image
B3Box number 3 F1Folder number 1  Unidentified couple  View Image
B3Box number 3 F1Folder number 1  Frank Petty family: Charles Petty, Frank Petty, Jr., baby, Frank Petty, Jennie Petty, and Janie Petty  View Image
B3Box number 3 F1Folder number 1  Unidentified family  View Image
B3Box number 3 F2Folder number 2  Zion Narrows picture clipped from magazine  View Image
B3Box number 3 F2Folder number 2  Portrait of William Flanigan  View Image
B3Box number 3 F2Folder number 2  William Flanigan showing model of Zion Cable Mountain works  View Image
B3Box number 3 F2Folder number 2  William Flanigan showing model of Zion Cable Mountain works  View Image
B3Box number 3 F2Folder number 2  Model of Zion Cable Mountain works  View Image
B3Box number 3 F2Folder number 2  Model of Zion Cable Mountain works  View Image
Three portraits have been removed to the framed photograph collection.
BAC-AG-07Box number AC-AG-07  Sheep shipped to BAC, January 6, 1915 (photographic print)
BAC-AG-08Box number AC-AG-08  "Dick and his mother Poseh" cattle, March 1, 1915 (photographic print)
BAC-AG-10Box number AC-AG-10  First buggy team at BAC, first cattle at BNS, 1909 (photographic print)
BAC-AG-12Box number AC-AG-12  Sheep (photographic print)
BAC-AG-27Box number AC-AG-27  BAC barn and cattle, March 1, 1915 (photographic print)
BAC-AG-35Box number AC-AG-35  Two bulls arriving at BAC, January 6, 1915 (photographic print)
BAC-AG-51Box number AC-AG-51  Barn built fall of 1914 (photographic print)
BAC-BE-94Box number AC-BE-94  Old heat plant before 1949 (photographic print)
BNS-AG-01Box number NS-AG-01  First Jersey cows at BNS, 1912 (photographic print)
B3Box number 3 F3i1aFolder number 3i1a  Group of men at Wylie Camp in Zion National Park, August 24, 1917  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i1bFolder number 3i1b  Group of men at Crystal Spring, August 24, 2014  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i1cFolder number 3i1c  Group of men walking through the Narrows  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i1dFolder number 3i1d  Note from William Flanigan
B3Box number 3 F3i2Folder number 3i2  Newspaper clippings
B3Box number 3 F3i3aFolder number 3i3a  Group of unidentified hikers  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i3bFolder number 3i3b  Hikers in the Narrows, 1925  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i4Folder number 3i4  Newspaper clippings
B3Box number 3 F3i5aFolder number 3i5a  Group of men midway on Cedar Mountain, June 23, 1919  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i5bFolder number 3i5b  Where we go to look at the Virgin Narrows, June 25, 1919  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i5cFolder number 3i5c  Small note
B3Box number 3 F3i6aFolder number 3i6a  Men climbing down hillside, June 25, 1919  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i6bFolder number 3i6b  View of Zion Narrows  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i6cFolder number 3i6c  Unidentified men, June 22, 1919 View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i8Folder number 3i8  "Review of my first exploratory trip through Zion Narrows" by William W. Flanigan
B3Box number 3 F3i9aFolder number 3i9a  Newspaper clipping, "Flanigan Holiday guest of Wasatch Ski Club at Alta"
B3Box number 3 F3i9bFolder number 3i9b  Handwritten note
B3Box number 3 F3i10Folder number 3i10  Clipping and note from William Flanigan
B3Box number 3 F3i11aFolder number 3i11a  William Flanigan, Jimmy Miller, Clyde Gillette, Janet Walker, September 17, 1948  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i11bFolder number 3i11b  William Flanigan, Jimmy Miller, Clyde Gillette, Janet Walker, September 17, 1948 View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i11cFolder number 3i11c  William Flanigan in Zion Narrows  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i12Folder number 3i12  Travel price or mileage list and a newspaper clipping
B3Box number 3 F3i13Folder number 3i13  Boy Scouts with walking sticks looking skyward  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i14aFolder number 3i14a  Two men walking in the Virgin River, Zion Narrows  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i14bFolder number 3i14b  Pictures clipped from newspaper
B3Box number 3 F3i16Folder number 3i16  Pictures clipped from newspaper
B3Box number 3 F3i18Folder number 3i18  Picture clipped from newspaper
B3Box number 3 F3i20Folder number 3i20  Newspaper clipping
B3Box number 3 F3i21aFolder number 3i21a  William Flanigan and friends in Zion Narrows, September 4, 1950  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i21bFolder number 3i21b  Hiking in Zion Narrows, June 26, 1919  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i21cFolder number 3i21c  Hiking in Zion Narrows  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i21dFolder number 3i21d  Fishing in the Virgin River, Zion Narrows  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i22Folder number 3i22  Newspaper clipping "First man through Zions plans anniversary visit"
B3Box number 3 F3i24Folder number 3i24  Newspaper clippings
B3Box number 3 F3i25aFolder number 3i25a  Newspaper clippings
B3Box number 3 F3i25bFolder number 3i25b  Group hiking the Zion Narrows, September 4, 1950  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i25cFolder number 3i25c  Getting ready to hike the Zion Narrows, September 4, 1950 View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i26aFolder number 3i26a  Hiking the Zion Narrows, in the canyon, September 4, 1950  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i26bFolder number 3i26b  Man looking skyward in the Zion Narrows, September 4, 1950  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i26cFolder number 3i26c  Group hiking the Zion Narrows, September 4, 1950  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i26dFolder number 3i26d  View of the Zion Narrows  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i271Folder number 3i271  Stopping for a rest while hiking the Zion Narrows  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i27bFolder number 3i27b  View of Zion Narrows, September 4, 1950  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i27cFolder number 3i27c  Stopping for a rest while hiking the Zion Narrows  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i27dFolder number 3i27d  Hikers in Zion Narrows  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i28Folder number 3i28  "William W. Flanigan" by Elaine C. Southwick
B3Box number 3 F3i30Folder number 3i30  Faculty chit-chat, September 1938
B3Box number 3 F3i32Folder number 3i32  Newspaper clippings
B3Box number 3 F3i33aFolder number 3i33a  Picture clipped from newspaper of hikers in "Hole in the Rock"  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i33bFolder number 3i33b  Wood home where Flanigan's lived during 1910-1911  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i33cFolder number 3i33c  Newspaper clippings
B3Box number 3 F3i34Folder number 3i34  Newspaper clippings
B3Box number 3 F3i34aFolder number 3i34a  Sawmill near Springdale, UT  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i35aFolder number 3i35a  Children in front of Rock Garden  View Image View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i36Folder number 3i36  History of Rock Garden
B3Box number 3 F3i37aFolder number 3i37a  Christmas decorations, 1936  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i37bFolder number 3i37b  Outdoor Christmas tree and village  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i38aFolder number 3i38a  Tiny cabin in the Rock Garden  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i38bFolder number 3i38b  Christmas decorations in the Rock Garden  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i38cFolder number 3i38c  Santa and his reindeer in the Rock Garden  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i38dFolder number 3i38d  Rock Garden, 1938  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i39Folder number 3i39  Newspaper clippings
B3Box number 3 F3i40aFolder number 3i40a  Christmas village covered in snow  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i40bFolder number 3i40b  Christmas village covered in snow  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i41aFolder number 3i41a  Christmas village, 1939  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i42Folder number 3i42  Cedar City Reminder, December 19, 1939
B3Box number 3 F3i43aFolder number 3i43a  Christmas village covered in snow  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i44aFolder number 3i44a  Certificate from the Junior Chamber of Commerce
B3Box number 3 F3i44bFolder number 3i44b  Cedar City Reminder, December 16, 1939
B3Box number 3 F3i44cFolder number 3i44c  Newspaper clippings
B3Box number 3 F3i45Folder number 3i45  Newspaper clippings
B3Box number 3 F3i45aFolder number 3i45a  Village in the Rock Garden  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i45bFolder number 3i45b  Covered wagons in the Rock Garden  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i45cFolder number 3i45c  The Flanigan residence  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i46Folder number 3i46  Newspaper clippings
B3Box number 3 F3i46aFolder number 3i46a  Christmas village  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i46bFolder number 3i46b  Rock Garden  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i46cFolder number 3i46c  Snow covered bushes  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i47aFolder number 3i47a  Unidentified residence  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i47bFolder number 3i47b  Icicle covered tree  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i48aFolder number 3i48a  Christmas village with icicle covered tree in background  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i48bFolder number 3i48b  Unidentified residence  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i49Folder number 3i49  Two notes of thanks from the BAC to Nellie H. Flanigan
B3Box number 3 F3i50Folder number 3i50  Newspaper clippings
B3Box number 3 F3i51Folder number 3i51  Newspaper clippings
B3Box number 3 F3i52Folder number 3i52  Picture clipped from a newspaper
B3Box number 3 F3i53Folder number 3i53  Newspaper clippings
B3Box number 3 F3i54Folder number 3i54  Picture clipped from newspaper
B3Box number 3 F3i55Folder number 3i55  Newspaper clipping
B3Box number 3 F3i55aFolder number 3i55a  Angel's Landing in Zion National Park  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i55bFolder number 3i55b  William Flanigan hiking in Zion National Park  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i56aFolder number 3i56a  William Flanigan hiking in Zion National Park  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i56bFolder number 3i56b  Two men hiking in Zion National Park  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i56cFolder number 3i56c  Typed article
B3Box number 3 F3i57aFolder number 3i57a  Newspaper clipping
B3Box number 3 F3i57bFolder number 3i57b  Postcard of Mt. Whitney and Death Valley, highest and lowest points in the U.S.
B3Box number 3 F3i57cFolder number 3i57c  Postcard of Mt. Whitney
B3Box number 3 F3i58aFolder number 3i58a  Oxen team with William Flanigan in Cedar City, postcard photograph taken by R.D. Adams, 1877  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i58bFolder number 3i58b  Newspaper clipping
B3Box number 3 F3i58cFolder number 3i58c  Postcard of Death Valley
B3Box number 3 F3i58dFolder number 3i58d  Postcard of Summit House, Pikes Peak, Colorado
B3Box number 3 F3i59Folder number 3i59  Newspaper clippings
B3Box number 3 F3i59aFolder number 3i59a  Nellie H. Flanigan out hunting bear at 72 years old  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i59bFolder number 3i59b  The "Canyon" chair lift on Baldy, Sun Valley, Idaho  View Image
B3Box number 3 F3i60aFolder number 3i60a  Postcard of Castle Gate, Utah
B3Box number 3 F3i60bFolder number 3i60b  "Bottle House" in the ghost city of Rhyloite, Nevada
B3Box number 3 F3i61Folder number 3i61  Picture clipped from newspaper
B3Box number 3 F3i62Folder number 3i62  Pictures clipped from newspaper
B3Box number 3 F3i63Folder number 3i63  Newspaper clipping
B3Box number 3 F3i64Folder number 3i64  Newspaper clipping
B3Box number 3 F3i65Folder number 3i65  Newspaper clippings
II. Miscellaneous
A. Documents
B3Box number 3 F4i1Folder number 4i1  Penciled sketch of Zion Cable
B3Box number 3 F4i2Folder number 4i2  Miscellaneous through on the Zion Cable
B3Box number 3 F4i3Folder number 4i3  Story on the Zion Cable, 22 pages
B3Box number 3 F4i4Folder number 4i4  "Building of the Zion Cable and Sawmill" (3 copies)
B3Box number 3 F4i5Folder number 4i5  "It Can be Done, The Miracle of Cable Mountain" (3 copies)
B3Box number 3 F4i6Folder number 4i6  "William W. Flanigan" by Elaine C. Southwick
B3Box number 3 F5i1Folder number 5i1  William Flanigan story
B3Box number 3 F5i2Folder number 5i2  "The Zion Narrows" journal entries
B3Box number 3 F5i3Folder number 5i3  Story place in Utah's Dixie
B3Box number 3 F5i4Folder number 5i4  Outline and drawings of a table (cover letter doesn't seem to apply to the other papers)
B3Box number 3 F5i5Folder number 5i5  Church program
B3Box number 3 F5i6Folder number 5i6  Copies of letters and "Know Your Neighbor" by Elaine C. Southwick
B3Box number 3 F5i7Folder number 5i7  "The Origin of CSU's Trees" by Jay Bradfield
B. Clippings
B3Box number 3 F6i1Folder number 6i1  "It Can Be Done" (3 parts)
B3Box number 3 F6i2Folder number 6i2  "Cedar City group schedules Cable Mountain area tour" and David Alma Flanigan obituary
B3Box number 3 F6i3Folder number 6i3  "The Steel-wire Soul of Zion Canyon"
B3Box number 3 F6i4Folder number 6i4  "Utah Inventor has real idea"
B3Box number 3 F6i5Folder number 6i5  "Cable Mountain's Early Lumber Business Recalled in Zion Park"
B3Box number 3 F6i7Folder number 6i7  "Sky Hook of Zion" by Frank Jensen
C. Publications
B3Box number 3 F7Folder number 7  "A Pioneer History of Zion Canyon and Springdale to 1947" by Nacy C. Crawford and Merwin G. Fairbanks
B3Box number 3 F7Folder number 7  "A History of Southern Utah and its National Parks" by Angus M. Woodbury
B3Box number 3 F7Folder number 7  "A Guide to the Trails, Zion National Park"
B3Box number 3 F7Folder number 7  "The Outstanding Wonder of Zion Canyon" by David A. Flanigan
B3Box number 3 F7Folder number 7  "Southern Utah's Land of Color"
D. Artifacts
MC4Unit number C4  Round bowl glued from fragments about 7 inches in diameter, 6 inches high and grey in color
MC4Unit number C4  Triangular pot, about 6 ½ inches on a side, handle and spout on top, rectangular white and grey-black designs on tip, triangle design on front
MC4Unit number C4  Stone scrapers or arrowheads
MC4Unit number C4  Sandstone slab with (possibly) a fossil leaf
MC4Unit number C4  Bone awl
MC4Unit number C4  Rope sandals (not the same size)
MC4Unit number C4  Stone ace head (volcanic rock)
MC4Unit number C4  Arrow, metal-tipped, with fragment of feather
MC4Unit number C4  Various stone implements
MC4Unit number C4  Several spikes and nails
MC4Unit number C4  Horse shoe, 4 inches by 2 3/4 inches
MC4Unit number C4  Metal pitcher, 2 inches high
E. Red Scrapbook - donated by Dayle Flanigan (great grand-son)
P1Unit number 1  Bottom of Zion Canyon cable. The first load over the cable was Aug. 14, 1901  View Image
P2Unit number 2  Bridge over Virgin River in Zion National Park. First automobiles in Zion Canyon June 16, 1917  View Image
P3Unit number 3  Wylie's Way Camp in Zion National Park. First opened June 17, 1917
P4Unit number 4  Bridge over Virgin River in Zion National Park. June 22, 1919  View Image
P5Unit number 5  In March and September the sun comes up and goes down four time each day at this place near the entrance to Zion National Park, June 22, 1917  View Image
P6Unit number 6  Big Bend Trail in Zion Canyon, June 22, 1917
P7Unit number 7  William W. Flanigan's family, Aug. 24, 1917  View Image
P7Unit number 7  Flanigan family at Hunters Aug. 24, 1917  View Image
P8Unit number 8  "Too many wormie grapes on our road through the narrows," Aug. 24, 1917  View Image
P8Unit number 8  At Crystal Springs, Aug. 24, 1917  View Image
P9Unit number 9  Hiking the Zion Narrows, Aug. 25, 1917  View Image
P10Unit number 10  Hiking the Zion Narrows, Aug. 25, 1917  View Image
P10Unit number 10  Hiking the Zion Narrows, Aug. 25, 1917  View Image
P11Unit number 11  Hiking the Zion Narrows, Aug. 25, 1917  View Image
P12Unit number 12  Cooks at the Wylie Way Camp in Zion National Park, Aug. 26, 1917  View Image
P13Unit number 13  Painted Falls at Cedar Breaks, photo by R. D. Adams, June 22, 1919  View Image
P14Unit number 14  On the Mammoth, Cedar Mountain, June 22, 1919  View Image
P14Unit number 14  Cedar Breaks, June 22, 1919  View Image
P15Unit number 15  Group of men eating dinner at Midway on Cedar Mountain, June 22, 1919  View Image
P15Unit number 15  Men on horseback at Midway on Cedar Mountain, June 23, 1919  View Image
P16Unit number 16  Cooking fish June 23, 1919  View Image
P17Unit number 17  Group of men at North Fork on Cedar Mountain, June 24, 1919  View Image
P17Unit number 17  Lazy bunch of men at Duck Creek on Cedar Mountain, June 24, 1919  View Image
P18Unit number 18  Men on horseback on Cedar Mountain, June 24, 1919  View Image
P18Unit number 18  Men on horseback at Midway on Cedar Mountain, June 24, 1919  View Image
P19Unit number 19  Looking down in Dixie, June 24, 1919  View Image
P19Unit number 19  Men on horseback on Cedar Mountain, June 25, 1919  View Image
P20Unit number 20  Men helping a downed horse, June 26, 1919  View Image
P22Unit number 22  Hiking Zion Narrows, June 26, 1919  View Image
P23Unit number 23  Hiking Zion Narrows  View Image
P23Unit number 23  Looking up from the Virgin River in the Zion Narrows, June 26, 1919  View Image
P24Unit number 24  Scarecrow, June 26, 1919  View Image
P24Unit number 24  Cable works on top of the mountain in Zion National Park, June 26, 1919  View Image
P25Unit number 25  Cable works on top of the mountain in Zion National Park, June 26, 1919  View Image
P25Unit number 25  Men posing on the cable works on top of the mountain in Zion National Park  View Image
P26Unit number 26  Men on horseback on Big Bend Trail in Zion Canyon, June 26, 1919  View Image
P26Unit number 26  Cable works at the bottom of the mountain in Zion National Park, June 27, 1919  View Image
P27Unit number 27  Cable works at the bottom of the mountain, June 27, 1919  View Image
P27Unit number 27  Men who work the cable works in Zion National Park  View Image