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May 25, 2017

Local Author Discusses Historic Factory Fire at the County Library

Kelsy Thompson - Email
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SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT— Local author and Westminster University professor Christine Seifert is visiting the County Library in June to share her new book, "Factory Girls: A Kaleidoscopic View of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.” Each week in June, Seifert will visit a different library location to promote "Factory Girls." Books will be available for purchase at each event.

The tragic Triangle Waist Factory fire in 1911 resulted in the deaths of more than one hundred young people—mostly immigrant girls—who were locked in the factory. The tragedy signaled a turning point in American history and led to the development of safety regulations to protect factory workers. Told from the perspective of six young women who experienced the tragic event, "Factory Girls” examines the events leading up to the fire, including how the excess of the Gilded Age created an unsustainable culture of consumerism and greed.


Library Location Date Time
Whitmore June 7 7:00 pm
Millcreek June 13 7:00 pm
Riverton June 20 4:30 pm
Hunter June 27 1:30 pm


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