Are you ready to learn about Utah?
Have you ever been to Utah before? Maybe you were born there? Whatever it may be, you can learn facts about Utah right here; just continue reading. Joey and Jinger love learning cool facts about each of the different states in the United States. They would like me to share some of those facts with you! Every Thursday, I will be posting cool facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical (ABC) order! Last week we posted facts about Texas. This week we are posting facts about Utah. The countdown is on, only six (6) more states to post about! That means there is only six more weeks to go… Yippie!!
Did you know that Utah was the forty-fifth (45th) state to join the union? Yep, that is correct! Utah officially joined the union on January 4, 1896! Utah is located in the Western region of the United States. Utah shares a border with five (5) states: Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and Idaho. Utah also shares a corner of their state with New Mexico. Three other states all meet in that same area. Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona make up the four corner states. All four states touch in that one corner (quadripoint). You can stand in all four of those states at the same time. Utah is the thirteenth (13th) largest state in the United States. That means Utah is one of the bigger states in the United States of America. There are about 3,380,799 people that reside in the state of Utah.
Did you know that the population of the United States is estimated to be about 334,240,213 people?
Utah famous person alert:
Did you know that Anthony Wilford Brimley was born in Salt Lake City, Utah? Anthony Wilford Brimley was an American actor, stuntman, and served time in the military. To learn more about Anthony Wilford Brimley: CLICK HERE
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Quick Facts about Utah:
1. A few things Utah is known for are: beautiful landscapes/rock formations, the Sundance Film Festival, and skiing resorts. A few of the nicknames for the state of Utah are: the Beehive State, the Mormon State, and Salt Lake State. The Utah state motto is “Industry”. The Utah state motto was adopted sometime in March 1959. The abbreviation for Utah is UT.
2. The capital of Utah is Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City officially became the capital of Utah on January 4, 1896. Salt Lake City has an estimated population of about 200,477 people.
3. The Utah state bird is the California gull. The California gull is white, gray, and black in coloring. It has a cute little yellow beak. The California gull was chosen as the state bird for Utah on February 14, 1955. You can look at a picture and read more about the California gull here: CLICK HERE
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4. The Utah official state flower is the Sego lily. The Sego lily is a perennial flowering plant that can be found growing in various places throughout the state of Utah. The Sego lilies start blooming during the months of May and June. The Sego lily has white petals with a touch of purple color!! The Sego lily became the official state flower in March 18, 1911.
5. The current state flag of Utah was officially adopted in 2011. Utah’s state flag has a blue background. Utah’s state seal appears on the center of the flag.
6. Some crops that are grown in Utah are: barley, corn, hay, oats, pumpkins, and rye.
7. Some cool places to visit while in Utah are: Canyonlands National Park, Thanksgiving Point, and the Sundance Resort.
8. Some animals that live in Utah are: beavers, bison, coyote, elk, mountain lions, and roadrunners.
9. Utah can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Utah was 117 degrees Fahrenheit in St. George, Utah on July 5, 1985. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Utah was -69 degrees (69 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Peter Sinks, Utah on February 1, 1985.
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Books about Utah:
1. Utah's Big Five National Parks by Harley McAllister
2. Know Your State Activity Book Utah by Megan Hansen Moench
3. U Is for Utah by Christopher Robbins
4. A Is For Arches by Becky Hall
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I'm Mimi, the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series and other titles. I love reading, drawing, and writing. I homeschool my two youngest children. My 16-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. She started illustrating the series when she was 14 years old. She loves to draw. She is learning as she goes. Her dream is to one day be a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. Help me make my daughter’s dreams a reality! Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the stories are super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books! All five of the books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million.
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JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S
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JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO
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Santa's Rainbow Reindeer
Join Harry and Holly Jingles as they introduce us to Santa's Rainbow Reindeer. Learn about them one by one. The Rainbow Reindeer help your children get ready for bed so Santa can bring them gifts when they are all tucked in their bed and sound asleep. This book is interactive.
Where, Oh, Where, Could My Dinosaur Be?
A little boy misplaces his stuffed dinosaur and needs your help to find it. Join the little boy on his hunt through his house to find his missing dinosaur. This book will stimulate your child's imagination. It will help teach them left and right learning and basic rhyming.