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Ratification or Admission:  January 4, 1896 (45th)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1896
State Abbreviation:  UT
State Capital:  Salt Lake City
Largest City - Population:  Salt Lake City
Origin of the Name:  rom the Ute Indian tribe, for “people of the mountaintops” or “one who is higher up”.
State Motto:  “Industry”
State Nickname:  Beehive State
State Song:  “Utah, We Love Thee” | Words by: Evan Stephens | Music by: Evan Stephens
State Animal:  Rocky Mountain elk
State Bird:  California Gull
State Fish:  Bonneville cutthroat trout
State Flower:  Sego Lily
State Fruit:  Cherry
State Gemstone:  Topaz
State Insect:  Honey Bee
State Mineral:  Copper
State Tree:  Quaking Aspen
State Flag:  On Utah flag, a blue field, appears the state seal. In the center of the seal is a beehive, the state emblem, with a sego lily growing on either side. The sego lily stands for peace. The state motto “Industry” means steady effort. A national flag shows that Utah supports the United States. The eagle stands for protection in peace and war. The date 1847 represents the year that Brigham Young led a group of people to the Salt Lake Valley to reestablish in Utah, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, also know as The Mormons. The date 1896 represents the year that Utah gained admission to the Union of the United States.


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