NewsWhat's in the Basement?


'Utah Shamrocks' uniform and other sports memorabilia part of 'What's in the basement?'

Posted at 9:07 AM, Jul 14, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — Ever heard of the Shamrocks?

A uniform from the women’s softball team that played across the west from the 1930s to t the 1970s is among the items stored in the basement of the old Rio Grande Train Station.

That’s where many of the Utah Divisions of History and Art store a combined total of 1.8 million items of cultural and historical significance.

The public has never had access to the basement, and following the earthquake which struck Salt Lake City in March, the entire building is now closed for repairs.

In an effort to share a bit of Utah history, FOX 13 teamed up with the Utah Divisions of History and Art. Experts with those organizations will be showing us some of their favorite pieces from the permanent collection. We’ll be showing one each day from the 4th of July through the 24th of July.

Watch FOX 13’s Good Day Utah in the 8 a.m. hour each day for the next item or visit as new installments will be posted each day until July 24th.