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Utah – the Beehive State

   
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Utah Printables
 

Utah Color-me State Quarter

Utah Printable Blank Map

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Utah Printable Scavenger Hunt

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Western Ranges Label-me Map

Arches National Park: IMAGINE!

 
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Utah State Bird: California Gull

 

Utah Jigsaw Puzzle

The American West

Utah Bird: California Gull

 
Top Five Facts
 

1. ) Utah is the only state where the majority of people are Mormons.

2. ) Utah is also the only state to outlaw all forms of gambling.

3. ) Utah has the youngest population of any state and the highest literacy rate among states.

4. ) The Transcontinental raod was completed in Promontory Summit, Utah, on May 10, 1869. On that day, Leland Stanford hammered the "Golden Spike," which joined together the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads.

5. ) Salt Lake City is the largest city to host a Winter Olympics.

 
Utah in History
 

1765: Juan Maria Antonio de Rivera of Spain, becomes the first European to visit Utah .

1776: Christian missionaries explored Utah, looking for a route to California.

1846: Ogden is founded by Miles Goodyear and marked the first permanent settlement by people of European descent in Utah.

1847: First Mormon settlers arrived in Utah under Brigham Young.

1847: Mormon settlers establish the town of Bountiful.

1848: United States gained control of Utah from Mexico after the Mexican War .

1849-1850: Mormon settlers petition the U.S. Government for statehood. At the time, the region was called Deseret and would have included much of the western United States. The petition was rejected.

1850: As a result of the Compromise of 1850, the Utah Territory was created.

1857: Mormon settlers and Paiute Indians massacre a group of immigrants from Arkansas in what came to be known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Control of the region passes between the Mormons and the U.S. Government repeatedly over the next decade.

1858: Salt Lake City is named capital of the Utah Territory.

1869: Transcontinental Railroad linking the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific was completed at Promontory Summit.

1896: Utah is admitted as the 45th state after Mormon leaders agree to ban the practice of polygamy (having multiple wives).

1906: Philo T. Farnsworth II, inventor of the television, was born in Beaver.

1919: Zion National Park is created.

2002: Salt Lake City hosts the 19th Winter Olympics.

 

Mormon Trail

The Mormon Trail, one of the best known western migration routes, terminated in Salt Lake City, then called Great Salt Lake City in Utah. Take a tour of the trail and learn all about its interesting post and lankmarks, bly clicking above.

 
Utah People
 
Navajo Hogan
 
Navajo Hogan
 

Navajo Nation

Pueblo Nation

 
Utah in Detail
 
Salt Lake City
 
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Salt Lake City

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Arches National Park

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Selected Utah Video – Arches National Park