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History of Utah, USA

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Completion of the world's first transcontinental railroad was celebrated at Promontory where the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads met on May 10, 1869. It is now known as Golden Spike National Historic Site.

The Great Salt Lake covers 2,100 square miles, with an average depth of 13 feet. The deepest point is 34 feet.

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There is MUCH more to discover about Utah, USA. Read on!
  • 1824 - Jim Bridger discovered Salt Lake

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ uttimeln.htm

  • 1844 - Ogden settled


  • 1847 - Brigham Young and Mormon pioneers arrived in Salt Lake Valley


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ uttimeln.htm

  • 1848 - Utah was acquired by the United States in 1848 in the treaty ending the Mexico War.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ utah.html

  • 1850 - Utah became a U. S. territory


  • 1857 - September 11 – Mountain Meadows massacre in Utah.

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 11, 1857

  • News 1869 - The Utah Legislature had adopted a memorial to Congress for admission as a State.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 30, 1869

  • 1869 - May 10 - The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. (Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah)
    THE PACIFIC RAILROAD.
    The Last Rail Land and the Last Spike Driven.
    San Francisco and New York Linked to Each Other.
    Celebration of the Event...Read MORE...


  • 1873 - Polygamy outlawed by Congress


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ uttimeln.htm

  • News February 13, 1885 - The "Friday the 13th" avalanche at Alva, UT, killed sixteen persons, and left thirteen others buried for twelve hours before being rescued.

    WeatherForYou.com
    February 13, 1885

  • 1895 - Utah
    Utah, yoo'tà, a territory of the United States, bounded N. by Idaho and Wyoming, E. by Wyoming and Colorado, S. by Arizona, and W. by Nevada. The...Read MORE...


  • 1896 - Utah became 45th state


  • News 1900 - May 1 – An explosion of blasting powder in a coal mine in Scofield, Utah kills 200.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 1, 1900

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    Mount Timpanogos, near Provo, Utah.
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    Mormon Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah
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    Union Depot, Ogden, Utah
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  • 1919 - Zion National Park dedicated


  • 1942-45 - Japanese-American relocation camp operated near Delta


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ uttimeln.htm

  • 1964 - Flaming Gorge Dam completed; began to generate electricity


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ uttimeln.htm

  • January 25, 1965 - Alta, UT, was in the midst of a storm that left the town buried under 105 inches of snow establishing a record for the state.

    WeatherForYou.com



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Mount Timpanogos, near Provo, Utah.
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Mormon Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Union Depot, Ogden, Utah
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  • 1824 - Jim Bridger discovered Salt Lake

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ uttimeln.htm
  • 1844 - Ogden settled
  • 1847 - Brigham Young and Mormon pioneers arrived in Salt Lake Valley


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ uttimeln.htm
  • 1848 - Utah was acquired by the United States in 1848 in the treaty ending the Mexico War.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ utah.html
  • 1850 - Utah became a U. S. territory
  • 1857 - September 11 – Mountain Meadows massacre in Utah.

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 11, 1857
  • News  1869 - The Utah Legislature had adopted a memorial to Congress for admission as a State.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 30, 1869
  • 1869 - May 10 - The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. (Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah)
    THE PACIFIC RAILROAD.
    The Last Rail Land and the Last Spike Driven.
    San Francisco and New York Linked to Each Other.
    Celebration of the Event... Read MORE...

  • 1873 - Polygamy outlawed by Congress


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ uttimeln.htm
  • News  February 13, 1885 - The "Friday the 13th" avalanche at Alva, UT, killed sixteen persons, and left thirteen others buried for twelve hours before being rescued.

    WeatherForYou.com
    February 13, 1885
  • 1895 - Utah
    Utah, yoo'tà, a territory of the United States, bounded N. by Idaho and Wyoming, E. by Wyoming and Colorado, S. by Arizona, and W. by Nevada. The... Read MORE...

  • 1896 - Utah became 45th state
  • News  1900 - May 1 – An explosion of blasting powder in a coal mine in Scofield, Utah kills 200.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 1, 1900
  • 1919 - Zion National Park dedicated
  • 1942-45 - Japanese-American relocation camp operated near Delta


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ uttimeln.htm
  • 1964 - Flaming Gorge Dam completed; began to generate electricity


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ uttimeln.htm
  • January 25, 1965 - Alta, UT, was in the midst of a storm that left the town buried under 105 inches of snow establishing a record for the state.

    WeatherForYou.com

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