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Thomas Jefferson
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
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James Madison
"The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world."
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James Monroe
"With a firm reliance on the protection of Almighty God, I shall forwith commence the duties of the high trust to which you have called me."
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country."
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Utah Utah flag
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Sego Lily California Gull
Entered the Union: January 4, 1896 (45) Capital: Salt Lake City
Origin of Name: From the Ute tribe, meaning “people of the mountains”
State Nickname: Beehive State State Motto: Industry
State Bird: California Gull State Flower: Sego Lily
State Animal: Rocky Mountain Elk State Tree: Blue Spruce
State Song: “Utah, We Love Thee"  
National Parks: 6 • National Forests: 6 • State Parks: 43
Famous for: Rock formations, Great Salt Lake, skiing
Famous Utahans: Butch Cassidy (outlaw), John Moses Browning (gunsmith), Philo Farnsworth (television pioneer), Jake Garn (first U.S. Senator to fly in space), Willard Marriott (hotel chain founder), Peter Skene Ogden (fur trader/trapper), Merlin Olsen (football), Donny & Marie Osmond (singers), James Woods (actor), Brigham Young (governor and religious leader), Loretta Young (actress)
Native Animals and Birds: Click on photos of the animals and birds on
this page to find out more about them and to hear the sounds they make.
State Fair: Salt Lake City
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Gosiute, Paiute, Shoshone, and Ute Indian tribes lived in Utah.
The Utah region was first explored for Spain by Franciscan friars Escalante and Dominguez in 1776. In 1821, Mexico gained independence of Spain and took control of Utah.
In 1824 the famous American frontiersman, Jim Bridger, discovered the Great Salt Lake. The first permanent settlers in Utah were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). At the end of the Mexican War in 1848, Utah came under control of the United States. 
The world's first transcontinental railroad was completed at Promontory where the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads met on May 10, 1869. The location is now known as Golden Spike National Historic Site .
Rainbow Bridge is the world's largest natural bridge.  The bridge rises 290 feet above the floor of Bridge Canyon and is 270 feet long.
The Great Salt Lake is 3 to 5 times saltier than the ocean. Fish free, the lake's largest aquatic critters are brine shrimp. 
Of the 50 states, Utah has the youngest population; one of the highest birth rates; the second lowest death rate; the healthiest population; the highest literacy rate; the highest percentage of high school graduates; and the highest number of people with a college education.
Salt Lake City was the host for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
Utah is a great vacationland with 11,000 miles of fishing streams and 147,000 acres of lakes and reservoirs.
The average snowfall in the mountains near Salt Lake City is 500 inches.
Because of the state's inland location Utah's snow is unusually dry. Earning it the reputation of having the world's greatest powder. 14 Alpine ski resorts operate in Utah.
Annual precipitation varies from less than five inches in Utah's arid Great Salt Lake Desert to more than 60 inches in the northern mountain ranges.
The gull is considered the state bird of Utah in commemoration of the fact that these gulls saved the people of the State by eating up the Rocky mountain crickets which were destroying the crops in 1848.
Kanab is called "Park Central" because it is located only minutes away from a grand array of three (3) national parks, three (3) national monuments, one (1) national recreation area and two (2) state parks. Two (2) national forests and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wilderness areas also surround Kanab.
Kanab is known as Utah's Little Hollywood because of the large number of motion pictures that are filmed in the area.
The television series "Touched by an Angel" was filmed in Utah.
Utahan's Ethnic Roots: English 29%, German 11.6%, Native American 6.8%, Danish 6.5%, Mexican 6.1%
Religion in Utah: LDS 57%, Christian 18% (12% Protestant, 6% Catholic), No Religion 17%, Muslim 1%
The Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry is one of the world's foremost dinosaur fossil sources. Includes more than 30 complete skeletons, several thousand individual bones, intact dinosaur eggs, and tons of other remains.
Utah is the Jello capital of the world. More jello is eaten in Utah than any where else in the world.

 

National Anthem Day
National Anthem Day
March 3
National Anthem Day

celebrates the writing and history behind "The Star-Spangled Banner," which officially became the national anthem of the United States of America on March 3, 1931.
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Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday
March 5, 2014
Ash Wednesday

The season of Lent (40 days of preparation before Easter) begins
with Ash Wednesday which derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the forehead as a sign of repentance.
Read more in our forum.
St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day
March 17
St. Patrick's Day
is celebrated internationally in honor of Saint Patrick of Ireland. Patrick used the shamrock, a 3-leaf plant, to explain the Holy Trinity. The wearing of green and shamrock decor is widely used in celebration of this holiday.
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Agriculture Day
AG Day
March 25, 2014
National AG Day
celebrates the abundance and contributions provided by agriculture.
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Spring Equinox
Spring Equinox
March 20
Spring Equinox

At the start of spring, the spring equinox, day and night are 12 hours long and the Sun is at the midpoint of the sky. Our north pole tilts towards the Sun.
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The Cheese Pirates
The Cheese Pirates by Christina Lewis
The Cheese Pirates
(Available on Amazon)
"Pirates of the Caribbean, move over! Make room for a crew of mouse-privateers who will capture your hearts and stop your breath with their thrilling sea-going adventures! A wonderful story, full of bold mice, good and wicked, who will show you what courage really means." - Lynne Reid Banks, author of The Indian in the Cupboard
One Street Over
Michael Lewis Video: Sky Blue
"Sky Blue" (Wyoming Winds) byOne Street Over
Escape your daily blues with this new music video by One Street Over.
Horse Portraits
Horse Portraits by Bridgette Lewis
Custom horse, dog, and people portraits
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Fuchs Amps
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Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps International
Worldwide Relief and Development
 

 

   

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