Melba Judge Lehner and Child Care in the State of Utah
Utah Historical Quarterly
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah State Historical Society
The story of Utah's only venture into professional football began with a meeting of fifteen businessmen in the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce Building on December 3, 1945. News reports and memories of the early organizers are vague, but the participants set in motion at this early date the process of securing a franchise in the Pacific Coast Football League (PCFL). The PCFL was established in 1940 as a West Coast counterpart to the National Football League in the East. Other minor league and professional leagues existed, but during the war years the PCFL was recognizably the second-best football league in the country.