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November 24, 2016, Comments Off on Utah Fun Facts

Utah has a unique history when many memorable moments. It was first explored on behalf of Spain by Franciscan friars Escalante and Dominguez in 1776. In 1824 the famous American […]

Nine Mile Canyon, Utah

March 21, 2016, 1 Comment

Nine Mile Canyon in Southeastern Utah is actually a canyon 40 miles long stretching through the counties of Carbon and Duchesne. It has been nicknamed ...

Cedar Mesa

Cedar Mesa: Realm of the Ancient Anasazi

February 15, 2016, 2 Comments

In southeast Utah, huddled high up on the Colorado Plateau, there’s an elevated swath of land known as Cedar Mesa. This high desert is rife with ...

Bullion Canyon

January 28, 2015, Comments Off on Bullion Canyon

Cut into the Tushar Mountains of Utah, Bullion canyon has been occupied for thousands of years. The surrounding peaks rise to 12,000 feet, and the str ...

  • Parowan Gap
    September 12, 2014, Comments Off on Parowan Gap

    Parowan Gap is a three mile long pass near Parowan, Utah, that connects the Parowan and Cedar Valleys. The gap began life more than 200 million years ago when most […]

  • American West Heritage Center
    May 2, 2014, Comments Off on American West Heritage Center

    The American West Heritage Center sits at the foot of the majestic Wellsville Mountains on U. S. Highway 89/91 in Utah’s magnificent Cache Valley. This 160-acre living history site helps […]

  • Benson Grist Mill in Winter
    Historic Benson Grist Mill
    April 13, 2013, Comments Off on Historic Benson Grist Mill

    In 1854, Mormon Leader Brigham Young sent Ezra Taft Benson to the Tooele Valley to construct a grist mill to serve the settlements in the area. The mill was constructed […]

  • Aquarius Plateau - Bryce Canyon National Park
    Utah State Song
    February 6, 2013, Comments Off on Utah State Song

    We found this great slideshow of Utah scenery, set to the Utah State Song titled “UTAH … THIS IS THE PLACE.” Utah State Song UTAH…THIS IS THE PLACE Words- Sam […]

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    Utah, The Beehive State
    October 6, 2012, Comments Off on Utah, The Beehive State

    When the Mormons first came to the territory that eventually became Utah, they named it The State of Deseret. This is a reference to the honeybee in The Book of […]

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    Sego Lily, Utah State Flower
    July 25, 2012, Comments Off on Sego Lily, Utah State Flower

    During the mid-1800s, Utah was ravaged by a plaque of crop-devouring crickets. Many families went hungry, but they learned to dig for and eat the soft, bulbous root of the […]

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