This category is for questions and answers about the western state of Utah. It was admitted to the union on January 4, 1896. Utah is known for having a very large Mormon community.
Why did Mormons take the Oregon Trail?
The trail followed by Mormon pioneers mostly paralleled the Oregon Trail, at times merged with it, and at a few points diverged completely from it. The reason for following the general course of the Oregon trail was primarily because it had been mapped out by traders and trappers several years prior to their own exodus from Nauvoo, Ill. However, because of the adversarial relationship between the Mormons and many immigrants from both Illinois and Missouri (where an "extermination order" was still in effect at that time), the Mormon immigrants opted to follow a course that also followed the Platte river, but on the opposite side from most Oregon-bound parties.
How long would it take for something to ship from the U.K. to Salt Lake City?
Asked in Utah, Salt Lake City, Mosque
How many mosques in Salt Lake City?
There is only one mosque in Salt Lake City boundaries, Masjid Al-Noor at 740 south 700 east. There are three others in the surrounding suburbs. Khadeeja Islamic Center is the largest, it also operates Iqra Acadamy, a private Muslim school. It is located at 1019 west Parkway Avenue in West Valley. Layton Islamic Center is located at 568 west 2400 north in Layton. Utah Islamic Center is located at 9000 south 225 west in Sandy.
Asked in Utah, Road Distance, Boise
What is the distance between Boise ID and Ogden UT?
Asked in Liability Insurance, Utah
Where can you buy Utah liability insurance?
Contact an agent in your area, if they do not sell the type of coverage/policy you need (are referring to) they will be able to refer you an agent that does. Your state insurance department is your best resource for insurance-related questions and concerns. Find information on insurance companies and agents, rate quotes and comparisons, insurance buying tips, claims filing information and much more! State Insurance Department websites: http://www.naic.org/state_web_map.htm
Asked in Thanksgiving, Halloween, Utah
Where did trick or treating come from?
The custom of 'trick or treat' probably has several origins, mostly Irish. An old Irish peasant practice called for going door to door to collect money, bread cake, cheese, eggs, butter, nuts, apples, etc., in preparation for the festival of St. Columbus Kill. Yet another custom was the begging for soul cakes, or offerings for one's self - particularly in exchange for promises of prosperity or protection against bad luck. It is with this custom the concept of the fairies came to be incorporated as people used to go door to door begging for treats. Failure to supply the treats would usually result in practical jokes being visited on the owner of the house. The tradition started with a fear of the god of the dead taking over the sun on November 1, the Celt's new year. They dressed in costumes to hide from the god and some tried to trick him by putting on demon costumes (this is where the whole "scary costume" thing started). The costumes eventually evolved into what it is now. the reason people give away treats on Halloween is because people were afraid of a certain god (I don't know his/her name) and offered treats in return of leaving them alone. This evolved into people giving this for fun. Halloween was the celebration the farmers did because it was the end of harvest and they traded goods to each other, but if you didn't give you would get a mean trick that could even kill you. There were cultist and on Halloween that warded off evil spirits by wearing mask and lanterns, but instead of a Jack-O'-Lantern they used turnips to scare away the spirits another story of the jack o lantern is that there was a trickster named jack that tricked the devil into climbing up a tree and the devil got stuck, so he cursed Jack's soul to walk in the darkness with just a turnip lantern to guide him. Of course turnips weren't common in the U.S.A so they used Pumpkins And that's the stary of the Jack-O'-Lantern. And if your thinking Halloween is evil its not if any thing the church is evil, the Irish people were visited by the "Saints" and they wanted them to stop worshiping all of their Gods and stop their holidays but the peope loved Halloween and wouldn't give it up. So if you can't beat them join them, so the church made all Hallows Eve.
Asked in Geography, Nevada, Utah
Which capital is farther north Salt Lake City Utah or Carson City Nevada?
Asked in Utah, Road Distance, Cheyenne
What is the distance from Park City Utah to Cheyenne Wyoming?
Asked in Salt Lake City, Utah
What is the most liberal city in Utah?
Asked in Utah
Why do people make teen pregnancy jokes about Utah?
Asked in California, Utah, Birds
What is the state bird of Utah?
California Gull The official state bird of Utah is the California Gull, adopted in 1955. Input on this interesting choice by WikiAnswerer Zanbabe: The choice of State bird for Utah isn't weird if you know the state history. Salt Lake was settled by Mormons, and early in their settlement they had a cricket invasion. :) The crickets were eating all the crops, and they thought that they were going to starve. They prayed for help. The seagulls came... ate all the crickets, and some of the crops were saved. They have a statue of seagulls (The Seagull Monument) in downtown Salt Lake, and it is still a popular story told to Mormon kids and to Utah tourists. Seagulls hang out around the Great Salt Lake, and you can see them flying around in Utah frequently. So, not too strange. :)
In 1847 why did mormons emigrate to the area between the rocky mountains and the great salt lake?
In a country that has one of it's rights as 'Freedom of Religion'. In 1847 the Mormons were not provided that right. The federal government under President Polk refused to protect the Mormons and Mobs & terrorist's burned their homes and forced them to flee for their lives from the state of Illinois. Just because the Mormons had some different religious beliefs than their Christian neighbors.
Asked in History of the United States, Utah, Mormonism
Why did the Mormons move west?
The short answer is that the Mormons kept moving in an attempt to find somewhere they could live in peace. From the very moment that Joseph revealed he had seen God, persecution against the Saints was almost incessant and became, at times, unbearable. This forms the prime reason for every major move made by the Saints, despite that there may have been other incidental accompanying factors. Therefore, some of the other circumstances regarding each move were slightly different, despite the essence of generally, mounting persecution for a 'people different': The Mormons moved first from Palmyra, New York to Kirtland, Ohio. Before abandoning Kirtland, they established a second center in Independence, Missouri. The Mormons were forcibly driven from the homes in Independence (in the dead of winter) primarily because of the Mormon opposition to slavery. Missouri was a slave state, and the Mormons being primarily from New England were abolitionists, and the kept voting for abolitionist representatives in the local elections. This was VERY unpopular. The governor actually issued a decree stating that no Mormon should LIVE in Missouri, in effect, making it legal to shoot and kill Mormons on sight. The Mormons abandoned Kirtland, Ohio primarily for financial reasons. Joseph Smith had tried his hand at establishing a bank. When it failed ... From Missouri the Mormons established a new center in Nauvoo, Illinois. This settlement was abandoned following the death the Joseph Smith and continuous, anti-Mormon persecution generally. The controversy at this time was sparked primarily by rumors that Joseph was marrying multiple young girls. There were several factors behind the exodus of the Mormons to the western territories of the United States in the mid 1800s. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as the nicknamed "Mormon Church" is officially known, was organized on April 6, 1830, by a man named Joseph Smith. Latter-day Saints believe Joseph Smith was called as a prophet of God in our day to restore the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which had been lost from the earth. Joseph Smith was persecuted heavily for declaring that he had seen a vision of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Those who believed him and joined the young church were also heavily persecuted. Over the course of about 15 years, the early Saints were driven from their homes multiple times. They moved states several times as well. An extermination order was issued by Governor Boggs in Missouri given other citizens the right to expel the Mormons from the state by whatever means they found necessary. The Saints eventually thought they had found a safe haven in Nauvoo, Illinois, a city they had literally drained from the swamp and built up with their own hands and industry. Persecution continued to plague them, however, and angry mobs murdered Joseph Smith on June 27, 1844, in Carthage, Illinois, at the age of 38. Joseph Smith had been in the Carthage Jail on false charges waiting for his trial. The situation the Saints found themselves in was unbearable. Before Joseph's murder, he shared with other church leaders that he had received revelation that the Saints should move West. Brigham Young was the next prophet called to lead the church. He and other church leaders organized a massive exodus which lasted several years. The first Saints left by covered wagon, later Saints used handcarts, and even later, other Saints travelled by train. Thousands of individuals trekked West seeking protection from the isolation the territory had to offer. The first group of Saints entered the Salt Lake Valley in July of 1847. Though persecution continued to find them, they were much more protected and able to defend themselves once they settled in the Utah Territory.
Asked in Animated and Children's Movies, Utah
What are the names of the three chipmunks in Alvin and the chipmunks?
Change ownership of a gun in Utah?
Like MOST states, Utah does not have firearms registration. You may sell a firearm face-to-face directly to another resident of Utah so long as they are an adult, and you do not have cause to believe they are forbidden by law to own a firearm. If you like, you can make out 2 copies of a bill of sale, list the firearm description and SN, name and address of seller and buyer, both sign, each keep a copy- but it is not required by law.