50 Facts About Utah State That Will Fascinate You Story

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Introduction

50 Facts About Utah State That Will Fascinate You Story

How many facts about Utah state do you know? Did you know that the state...

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Fun Facts About Utah

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It was the 45th state

The first of many fun facts on this list about Utah is that it was...

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Ancient people lived in Zion National Park

Zion National Park is one of the most historically significant places in the country. It...

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Utah has several natural arches at Arches National Park

Arches National Park gets its name from the 2000 natural sandstone arches spread around the...

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Salt Lake City hosts the Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is one of the most important independent film festivals in the...

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It's the hub of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

In the 1800s, those who practiced the Mormon religion were largely persecuted. Since they weren't...

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People call it the "Beehive State"

Every state has a nickname. While some are fairly obvious, like Florida being called the...

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The elk is the Utah state animal

Knowing the official Utah state animal could be an interesting addition to your trivia knowledge...

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Mormon settlers arrived in 1847

As you've already seen, Mormon settlers first came to the Utah area in the 1800s...

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Golden Spike National Historical Park preserves history

Between 1863 and 1869, the first transcontinental railroad in the US was constructed. This railroad...

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It has the desert bighorn sheep

The desert bighorn sheep is one of the many unique land mammals in the American...

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The Bonneville Salt Flats are huge

The Bonneville Salt Flats is a field, also called a pan, of densely packed salt...

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The California gull is a symbol

Though California might be in this bird's common name, the California gull is one of...

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It was part of a landmass called Laramidia

There wouldn't be a list of Utah facts and history if it weren't for Laramidia...

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The highest point is Kings Peak

Utah may have many flat areas. However, the elevation level of the entire state is...

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People love the sego lily

The sego lily is the state flower of Utah. Before settlers arrived in the state...

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Funny Facts About Utah

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The Dutch Oven is a symbol

The Dutch Oven was invented in 1891 as a cheaper and lighter alternative to cast-iron...

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The state is home to a natural stone "rainbow bridge"

Rainbow Bridge National Monument has been a national landmark since 1910. Standing 290 feet tall...

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It claims to have the greatest snow

Since 1960, Utah has claimed it has the "greatest snow on earth." With 10 premier...

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It's the home of the Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchise

The very first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant was opened by Harland Sanders in North Corbin...

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You can ski in the Rocky Mountains

The Rocky Mountains formed over 280 million years ago. They span over 3000 miles and...

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Fishlake National Forest is ancient

Fishlake National Forest has rocks that can be traced back nearly 250 million years. The...

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It was a shopping haven

Built in Utah during the 1880s, Zions Cooperative Mercantile Institution changed history by being the...

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It's the 13th largest state

One of the most important facts about the state of Utah is that it's the...

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Interesting Facts About Utah

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Utahns love to read

According to a study conducted by the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, Utah has the...

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There are eight Native American tribes

Utah has been home to indigenous populations for thousands of years. Many of these tribes...

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The state has a lot of national parks

If you're a nature lover, you should plan a trip to Utah. The state has...

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The 2002 Olympics are commemorated here

The Utah Olympic Park was the "village" constructed to host the games and athletes of...

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More people visit Temple Square than anywhere else

The famous Temple Square gets up to five million visitors every year. Temple Square is...

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You've probably heard of the capital

Often, a state's capital isn't its most well-known city. For example, Chicago isn't the Illinois...

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The Capitol is over 100 years old

The current Utah state Capitol has been in use for over 100 years. It took...

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The Colorado Plateau spreads out

One of the interesting Utah facts and information is that the Colorado Plateau is a...

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It has strict alcohol laws

Like everywhere in the United States, in order to consume or purchase alcohol, you have...

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It's part of the four corners states

The "Four Corners" is a special region of the USA where four separate states share...

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The Salt Lake's salinity changes

Utah's Great Salt Lake is estimated to have nearly 5 billion tons of dissolved salt...

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The name means "people of the mountains"

Utah's name comes from the Apache language. The original word, "yuttahih" means people of the...

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Weird Facts About Utah

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There are a lot of plastic surgeons

According to an informal report, there are more plastic surgeons per capita in Salt Lake...

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It's not densely populated

Utah has its fair share of busy cities, but the state itself isn't very densely...

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Hill Air Force Base employs many Utahns

Hill Air Force Base is a major military base located near Ogden, Utah. It's been...

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A lot of famous people came from Utah

When you think about the home states of some of the rich and famous, you...

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Random Facts About Utah

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It has the highest married population

Marriage rates around the US have dropped, but a state of Utah fact is that...

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The population is young

Utah might not have the largest population, but it has one of the youngest populations...

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Thank Utah for the Frisbee

A fun Utah fact is that it indirectly gave us the Frisbee. The popular flying...

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Salt Lake City produces rubber chickens

If you've ever seen a clown act or been in a toy store, you've likely...

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Most of the land is federally owned

As you saw earlier, Utah isn't a very populated state. Part of the reason is...

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Cool facts about Utah

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Bingham Canyon is the deepest pit in the world

Bingham Canyon has been unofficially dubbed the deepest pit in the world. This canyon is...

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Jello-O is popular

Jell-O might have started in New York, but Utah has embraced the dessert. In 2001...

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The state rock is coal

While it's no longer a sustainable source of power throughout the world, coal is still...

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Many Utahns are volunteers

Since working together is one of the pillars of Utah's values, it's not surprising that...

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Cottonwood Canyon gets 550 inches of snow

No list of interesting Utah facts would be complete without mentioning Cottonwood Canyon. This part...

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No presidents have been from Utah

Since gaining its independence, the US has had 46 presidents. These men have originated from...

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