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What's in the Basement? Original artwork of Utah state seal

Posted at 10:02 PM, Jul 14, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — Do you like Utah’s flag?

The original artwork for the official seal of the State of Utah is among the many items stored by the Utah Division of History.

The 1896 design has gone relatively unchanged, but there are some who think it’s time for an update.

Watch the video for a peek at the original which is stored in the basement of the old Rio Grande Train Station where the Utah Division of History curates a massive collection of Utah’s treasures.

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.