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Utah is well known for its unique environment with 14 alpine ski resorts, 5 national parks, 7 national monuments, and 6 national forests. Mormon pioneers, who traveled across the US desert to what they believed to be the Promised Land, settled the state. Students in Utah can visit the Great Salt Lake and Rainbow Bridge and listen to the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The state known as Utah began when Brigham Young led a group of Mormon pilgrims seeking freedom from religious persecution into the Great Salt Lake Valley, where they established a settlement in 1847. The state gets its name from the Ute, an Indian tribe who lived there before the pioneers arrived. The golden spike completing the first transcontinental railroad line was driven at Promontory, Utah, in 1869, leading to a further influx of settlers. Utah was admitted as the 45th state in 1896. The capital, Salt Lake City, is also the world headquarters for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Mormons make up 70 percent of the population. The Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus canadensis) is the state animal of the "Beehive State."
Utah State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of Utah state facts such as Utah state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Utah, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots. These types of state directories are designed to help children learn, and are often used by children in the public and private education system as well as home schooled children.
Utah State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
Symbol Name - (Species)
|Animal||Rocky Mountain Elk
|Astronomical Symbol||The Beehive Cluster|
|Cooking Pot||Dutch Oven|
|Firearm||John M. Browning designed M1911 automatic pistol|
|Fish||Bonneville Cutthroat Trout
|Folk Dance||Square Dance|
|Historic Vegetable||Sugar Beet|
"Utah We Love Thee"
|Nicknames||Beehive State (Official)|
|Quarter||Utah State Quarter|
|Railroad Museum||Museums at the Odgen Union Station|
|Song||"Utah, This is the Place"|
|Tree (Old)||Blue Spruce
(Picea pungens )
|Tree (New)||Quaking aspen
|Vegetable||Spanish Sweet Onion|