Utah State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Utah as the 45th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Utah.
Salt Lake City
Date of Statehood:
January 4, 1896
2,469,585 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Ranked eighth among the states in number of sheep in 1989, Utah also produces large crops of alfalfa, winter wheat, and beans.
Rich in natural resources, Utah has long been a leading producer of copper, gold, silver, lead, zinc, and molybdenum. Oil has also become a major product. Utah shares rich oil shale deposits with Colorado and Wyoming. Utah also has large deposits of low sulphur coal. Other growing idustries include aerospace, biomedical, and computer-related businesses.
The Beehive State
Sego Lily (Legislation of 1911)
Blue Spruce (Legislation of 1933)
California Gull (Legislation of 1955 )
Bonneville Cutthroat Trout (Legislation of 1997)
Honey Bee (Legislation of 1983)
Topaz (Legislation of 1969 )
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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