Monday, 14 October 2019

State of the Month – Utah

Here is the next instalment of my monthly feature going through the States of the United States in alphabetical order to check out how they got named, what their flag is like and other things of interest.  The population of Utah is a bit less than that of New Zealand.

Location – Utah is said to be Mid-Western.  It is landlocked.

Pronounciation – You + tar

Nicknames – Beehive State, the Mormon State (62% of the population)


Capital – Salt Lake City

Unusual town name – Hurricane

Flower – Sego Lily

State Tree – Quaking Aspen

Signature foods – Fry sauce, Utah scones, Funeral potatoes

Famous places to visit – Monument Valley, Salt Lake Temple, Zion National Park, Bonneville Salt Flats, Mirror Lake

Famous people from Utah - Donny & Marie Osmond, Butch Cassidy, Roseanne Barr, Stephen Covey (7 habits), John Marriott (Hotels)

Go to this Pinboard to see the States of the Month so far

1 comment:

  1. Definitely an unusual town name!
    I haven't been around much, but hopefully I will be back to posting and stopping by more often.


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