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Tourist AttractionsIf you go to Utah, I suggest 3 places to go while you're there, Temple Square,Bryce Canyon, and Provo Canyon.Temple Square is actually a Mormon temple(Mormon is a type of religion), 3 million people visit the temple every year. Temple Square is located in Salt Lake City. Bryce Canyon National Park covers more than 37, 277 acres in Southwestern Utah. The park is known for the beautiful views and the brightly colored rocks. And finally Provo Canyon, the canyon is located between two mountains in Utah, Mount Timpanogos and Mount Cascade. Two spectacular sites in Provo Canyon are Vivian Park and of course, Bridal Veil Falls. Provo Canyon was actually formed by the Provo River, it was carved out over time because of the erosion.

Historical Event A History Event in Utah were the American Indians, the first American Indians were the Paleo-Indians, they lived in Utah 9,000 to 5,000 BC. They lived in caves and wood and rock shelters, the shelters made of wood and rock were called Dwellings. Indians gathered berries and plants for food, much later in time, Indians hunted bison or buffalo.

Climate The climate in Utah is different year-round, they have hot, dry summers and winters are pretty mild. Since it’s hot, dry summers, everybody can enjoy state parks, national parks, hiking ,and biking. Winters are great for skiing, snowboarding, sledding and snowshoeing. Utah gets rain but rarely gets thunderstorms. Finally, tornadoes are also uncommon in Utah.

Cities In the state Utah, Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah. Its capitol building was built between 1912 and 1916. The largest city is also Salt Lake City, it has a population of 2.9 million. Another place in Utah is a place called Tropic. There are a lot of tourists in Tropic because Bryce Canyon National Park is not far away. The last little town is a place called Naples, Naples is really close to a big attraction named Dinosaur National Monument.

Natural Resources Some of the Natural Resources of Utah are Copper, Iron, Gold, Silver, Gilsonite, and Soil. A lot of the Copper, Silver, Gold is mined in Bingham Canyon. Iron is mostly mined southern part of the state. Utah is the only state in North America that produces the most Gilsonite. Gilsonite started producing in the 1880s and now it is used for Asphalt Tile and Road Oil. Soil is a very valuable Natural Resource in Utah. It helps the crops such as Hay, Wheat, and Barley, also Soil is a great in Utah because it grows good grass for cattle to graze on.

Physical Feautures Three of the best Physical Features are the Great Salt Lake, Monument Valley, and Bridal Veil Falls. The Great Salt Lake is one of the saltiest lakes in North America. Not many creatures live or survive in the waters because of all the salt. Another physical feature is Monument Valley, which is in the southern part of the state. It has come in handy for backgrounds in western movies. If you are a tourist at Monument Valley, you can pay a fee to enter and drive around in the park to see all kinds of different sites such as Mystery Valley and Hunts Mesa but those Monuments are the only ones that have guided tours. The last physical feature is Bridal Veil Falls, The falls are 607 feet tall! They are located in the south end of Provo Canyon. A movie named “Savannah Smiles” features parts of Provo Canyon and Bridal Veil Falls.

State Symbols State Bird: California Gull The California Gull became Utah’s State Bird in 1955State Tree: Blue Spruce The Blue Spruce became Utah’s State Tree in 1933State Flag Utah’s State Flag was adopted (meaning chosen) in 1913State Motto: Industry Utah’s Government adopted the State Motto “Industry” in 1959 State Fruit: Cherries Utah’s State Fruit was adopted in 1997State Flower: Sego Lily The Sego Lily became Utah’s State Flower in 1911


State Tree: Blue Spruce

Utah State Flag

State Bird: California gull

State Motto: Industry

State Flower: Sego Lily

State Fruit: Cherries

By: Ben Brauer

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