All posts in UT History & Heritage

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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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    Moqui Cave, Utah
    April 4, 2012, Comments Off on Moqui Cave, Utah

    Located 5 miles north of Kanab, Utah, Moqui Cave is a museum of artifacts, fossils and history, depicting life in southern Utah spanning the centuries. In 1951, Garth and Laura […]

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    Dumb Laws in Utah
    March 15, 2012, Comments Off on Dumb Laws in Utah

    Every state has its share of dumb laws that are still on the books. Here are some real beauties still in effect in Utah. It is illegal to fish from […]

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    Utah State Bird: The Sea Gull?
    January 9, 2012, Comments Off on Utah State Bird: The Sea Gull?

    For a land-locked state, it is rather odd that the Utah State Bird is the California Gull (or common sea gull), but there‚Äôs a very good reason for it. In […]

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    Anasazi Indian State Park
    November 16, 2009, Comments Off on Anasazi Indian State Park

    Anasazi Indian State Park is an intriguing place to visit to learn the history of the early dwellers of the Canyon Country of Utah. Located near Boulder, Utah, Anasazi Indian […]

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    The Fremont at Range Creek Ranch
    November 10, 2009, 2 Comments

    Once upon a time, a husband and wife bought an out-of-the-way 4,200-acre ranch deep in the Book Cliffs region of Utah. As three generations of family lived on and worked […]

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