Knowledge Identifier: $Utah
Category: Environment (330)
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Countries: United States (71%), (9%), Utah (6%)
Linked to: Republican Party, Democratic Party, University of Utah Press, American Basketball Association
The city of Provo, Utah was named for one, Étienne Provost, who visited the area in 1825
Thomas B. Marsh - After Marsh moved to Utah and rejoined the Latter-day Saints, he looked back at his decision to leave the Church with regret, recanting the 1838 affidavit
Following the death of Joseph Smith in 1844, Brigham Young, as president of the Quorum of the Twelve, became the effective leader of the LDS Church in Nauvoo, Illinois
To address the growing conflicts between his people and their neighbors, Young agreed with Illinois Governor Thomas Ford in October 1845 that the Mormons would leave by the following year
The entire Southwest became U.S. territory upon the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, February 2, 1848
It was created with the Compromise of 1850, and Fillmore, named after President Millard Fillmore, was designated the capital
Benjamin McCulloch - Utah War - However, conscious of his lack of formal military education, he actually spent much of his term studying military science in libraries in Washington, D.C. In the aftermath of the Utah War, in 1858 he was one of the peace commissioners sent to negotiate with Brigham Young in Utah
John Buford - He was stationed at Fort Crittenden, Utah, from 1859 to 1861
Patrick Edward Connor - In October 1863, Connor along with Governor Doty signed peace treaties with the remaining hostile Indian tribes thereby bringing to a close all Indian hostilities within the Utah Terrority
Brigham Young, Jr. - In 1865, when Wells left for Utah, Young succeeded him as president of the European Mission
Patrick Edward Connor - Connor remained in command of the District of Utah until it was merged in March 1865 into the District of the Plains, established at his suggestion that a "Department of the Plains" be created which he would command
George Q. Cannon - In 1866 in Utah, Cannon began publication of a magazine for youth and young adult Latter-day Saints called "The Juvenile Instructor"
Brigham Young, Jr. - During 1868, Young acted as his father's agent in finding workers for the Utah portion of the First Transcontinental Railroad
Promontory Summit - On May 10, 1869, the First Transcontinental Railroad was completed at Promontory Summit, north of the Great Salt Lake
Chief Antonga Black Hawk died in 1870, but fights continued to break out until additional federal troops were sent in to suppress the Ghost Dance of 1872
George Q. Cannon - Cannon was elected to be the non-voting delegate for Utah Territory in the United States Congress in 1872
George Q. Cannon - He remained a congressional delegate until 1882, when his seat was declared vacant by the enactment of the Edmunds Act, which terminated many political and civil rights for Utah's polygamists
George Q. Cannon - The entire ordeal brought unfavorable national attention to Utah, resulting in the Edmunds Act being signed into law on March 23, 1882
The only other reported tornado fatality in Utah's history was a 7-year-old girl who was killed while camping in Summit County on July 6, 1884
Frederick Benteen - In 1887, he was suspended for drunk and disorderly conduct at Fort DuChesne, Utah
The LDS Church discontinued plural marriage in 1890, and in 1896 Utah gained admission to the Union
B. H. Roberts - Roberts became a fervent Democrat and was elected Davis County Delegate to the Utah State Constitutional Convention in 1894
The constitution of Utah was enacted in 1895
One of the provisions of the Act was the repeal of women's suffrage; full suffrage was not returned until Utah was admitted to the Union in 1896
Culbert Olson - Building a reputation of defending trade unionists and political progressives, Olson was elected to the Utah State Senate in 1916
Rudolph Valentino - In 1917, Rudolph Valentino joined an operetta company that traveled to Utah where it disbanded
Malcolm Campbell - He set his final land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah on 3 September 1935, and was the first person to drive an automobile over 300 mph, averaging in two passes
Since the establishment of Alta Ski Area in 1939 and the subsequent development of several ski resorts in the state's mountains, Utah's skiing has become world-renowned
Paul Tibbets - On September 1, 1944, he was assigned to command the project at Wendover Army Air Field, Utah, that became the 509th CG, in connection with the Manhattan Project
Leslie Groves - The 509th Composite Group was duly activated on 17 December 1944 at Wendover Army Air Field, Utah, under the command of Colonel Paul W. Tibbets
Russell M. Nelson - He entered the University of Utah, earning a B.A. in 1945 and an M.D. in 1947
Grover Krantz - He attended the University of Utah for a year beginning in 1949 before joining the Air National Guard, being honorably discharged in 1953
In 1957, Utah created the Utah State Parks Commission with four parks
The state has not voted for a Democrat for president since 1964
Gordon Gee - Gee attended the University of Utah and graduated with a B.A. in history in 1968
Olivier Messiaen - He arranged a visit to the USA in spring 1972, and was inspired by Bryce Canyon in Utah, where he observed the canyon's distinctive colours and birdsong.
The state of Utah relies heavily on income from tourists and travelers visiting the state's parks and ski resorts, and thus the need to "brand" Utah and create an impression of the state throughout the world has led to several state slogans, the most famous of which being "The Greatest Snow on Earth", which has been in use in Utah officially since 1975 and now adorns nearly 50 percent of the state's license plates
Ted Bundy - Initially incarcerated in Utah in 1975 for aggravated kidnapping and attempted criminal assault, Bundy became a suspect in a progressively longer list of unsolved homicides in multiple states
Utah was the single most Republican-leaning state in the country in every presidential election from 1976 to 2004, measured by the percentage point margin between the Republican and Democratic candidates
Ted Bundy - Their stormy relationship would continue well past his initial incarceration in Utah in 1976
Jim Matheson - His father, Scott M. Matheson, served as governor of Utah from 1977 to 1985, and his brother, Scott Matheson, Jr., was the 2004 Democratic nominee for Governor.
The consistently deep powder snow led Utah's ski industry to adopt the slogan "the Greatest Snow on Earth" in the 1980s
Mike Leavitt - He served as the 14th Governor of Utah from 1993 to 2003, as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from 2003 to 2005 and as Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2005 to 2009
Mike Leavitt - A holiday fire shortly before noon on December 15, 1993, destroyed much of the Utah Governor's Mansion, but spared the lives of the first family and staff
Rob Bishop - In 1997 he was elected chairman of the Utah Republican Party, and served for two terms in this position.
Thomas M. Davis - Based on the 2000 decennial census and apportionment calculations, Utah will get the second seat until the reapportionment taking place after the 2010 Decennial Census
Mike Leavitt - In 2000, Leavitt became only the second Governor in Utah history to be re-elected to a third term
A 2002 national prescription drug study determined that antidepressant drugs were "prescribed in Utah more often than in any other state, at a rate nearly twice the national average
Jason Chaffetz - In 2004, Chaffetz was the campaign manager for Utah gubernatorial candidate Jon Huntsman.
Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer was founded in 2005 and play their home matches at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy
Jon Huntsman, Jr. - Huntsman has been awarded six honorary doctorate degrees, including an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service from Snow College in 2005, an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Westminster College in 2008, an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Utah in 2010, an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, and an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Southern New Hampshire University in 2011.
Jon Huntsman, Jr. - Huntsman joined REO Speedwagon on the piano for two songs during their concert at the Utah State Fair on September 16, 2005.
Warren Jeffs - On April 5, 2006, the state of Utah issued an arrest warrant for Jeffs on felony charges of accomplice rape of a teenage girl between 14 and 18 years old
Warren Jeffs - Jeffs gained international notoriety in May 2006 when he was placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution on Utah state charges related to his alleged arrangement of illegal marriages between his adult male followers and underage girls
According to the 2007 State New Economy Index, Utah is ranked the top state in the nation for Economic Dynamism, determined by "the degree to which state economies are knowledge-based, globalized, entrepreneurial, information technology-driven and innovation-based"
Jason Chaffetz - In 2007, Chaffetz was appointed by Governor Huntsman as a Trustee for Utah Valley University.
Jon Huntsman, Jr. - In 2007, in response to the issue of global warming, Huntsman signed the Western Climate Initiative, by which Utah joined with other governments in agreeing to pursue targets for reduced production of greenhouse gases.
Rulon Gardner - On 24 February 2007, Gardner and two other men survived a crash when a light aircraft he was traveling in crashed into Lake Powell, Utah
Warren Jeffs - He was held in the Washington County, Utah, jail pending an April 23, 2007 trial on two counts of rape as an accomplice for his role in arranging a 2002 marriage between a 14-year-old girl and her 19-year-old first cousin
Warren Jeffs - On November 20, 2007 he was sentenced to imprisonment for 10 years to life and began serving his sentence at the Utah State Prison
According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, Utah had an average of 884,000 volunteers between 2008 and 2010, each of whom contributed 89,2 hours per volunteer
Kirsten Dunst - Dunst was treated for depression in early 2008 at the Cirque Lodge treatment center in Utah
Jason Chaffetz - In November 2009 Chaffetz co-sponsored a bill in the House with Rep. Jim Matheson to block the importation of foreign nuclear waste into the United States, putting him directly at odds with Rep. Rob Bishop and Utah's Senators Bennett and Hatch who had historically supported importing foreign nuclear waste into Utah with restrictions.
John Wayne Gacy - As Noe had been listed as a possible unidentified victim of Gacy, investigators had collected DNA samples from his family which, although negative when compared to the seven remaining unidentified victims exhumed from Gacy's property, proved a positive match to the unidentified remains found in Utah in 2010
Warren Jeffs - However, the conviction was overturned by the Utah Supreme Court on July 27, 2010 because of incorrect jury instructions
Warren Jeffs - On July 27, 2010 the Utah Supreme Court, citing deficient jury instructions, reversed Jeffs' convictions and ordered a new trial
In 2011 one-third of Utah's workforce was reported to be bilingual, developed through a program of acquisition of second languages beginning in elementary school, and related to Mormonism's missionary goals for its young people
In 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that Utah had the second fastest-growing population of any state
Rob Bishop - In 2013 Congressman Bishop announced the establishment of the Utah Public Lands Initiative
Jim Matheson - A moderate Democrat, he has been speculated to run in 2016 for Governor of Utah or for the U.S. Senate
Utah Royals FC, which will play at Rio Tinto Stadium, will begin play in the National Women's Soccer League, the top level of U.S. women's soccer, in the 2018 season