The great state of Utah became
the 45th state in the Union on January
4, 1896. Its capital is Salt Lake City. The name Utah is from
the Ute Indians.
While residents of the eastern United States were
declaring war with England, the Catholic Spanish Explorers and
Mexican traders drew maps and kept journals documenting Utah's terrain,
and the native people, as well as plants and animals. In the 1820's
mountain men roamed northern Utah, taking advantage of the abundant fur
trapping opportunities. During 1847, members of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) migrated to the Salt Lake Valley
seeking religious freedom. More than 60,000 Mormons had come to the
territory by covered wagon or handcart. The first Transcontinental
Railroad was completed at Promontory, Utah in May of 1869. After
decades of conflict and misunderstandings, Utah became America's 45th
state on January 4, 1896.
Name of Emblem/Symbol
"Utah, This is the Place"
Spanish Sweet Onion
Bonneville Cutthroat Trout
Rocky Mountain Elk
Complete the questions below.
1. Utah became the 45th
state in the Union on January 4,
2. The state motto is "."
3. The Sego Lilly is the state .
4. The state mineral is .
5. The state vegetable is the
6. The state animal is the
7. Topaz is the state .
8. The state insect is the
9. The state song is "."
10. The state nickname is the
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