Tucked in stark, red sandstone beauty and geologic diversity in rugged southeastern Utah, Moab was once an off-the-map, bohemian kind of place. Today it attracts 1.5 million outdoor adventure seekers each year.
Healthy living, plenty of golf, a dry climate and sun drenched beauty are St. George highlights. It is a great retirement spot!
The United States acquired Utah in the treaty that ended the Mexican American War in 1848, and the state joined the Union in 1896. Salt Lake City is the capital, as well as the largest city and metropolitan area.
Utah's name means "people of the mountains" in the Ute language. The sego lily is the official flower, while the Rocky Mountain Elk is the state animal. The official flag was adopted in 1913.
Utah and Hawaii are the only states in the nation that outlaw all forms of non-social gambling. Even the Native American reservations in Utah do not have gambling.
The state is one of the nation's leading suppliers of oil, farming products, biomedical and computer-related products. Top agricultural commodities include cattle, sheep and diary products.
Estimates are that 65% of the state is owned by federal government. The Great Salt Lake covers more one million acres.
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