State Senator Ira C. Huggins, of Ogden, knew that only one-third of Utahns could pay state taxes, and thus a new revenue source must be found. An LDS bishop as well as a legislator, Huggins telephoned McKay -- then a counselor in the LDS First Presidency. Huggins suggested a 3.05 percent tax on beer brewed in Utah and sold in states where beer had been legalized as Prohibition ended. Huggins then maneuvered the controversial bill through the end of the legislative session, and Weber became a state college on July 1, 1933.
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The Weber State University 50th Anniversary Collection is made up of a collection of photographs and oral history quotes that document the moving of Weber College from its original campus in downtown Ogden to its current home on Harrison Boulevard in 1954. The photographs document Weber College’s early days and the struggle to move to a new campus to accommodate the growing student population.