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Utah State Name Origin:

Utah state quarter - click to see all state quarters
Utah became the 45th state in 1896 (see STATEHOOD ORDER). Utah's state quarter features a golden spike and 2 locomotives (representing the completion of the transcontinental railroad) and caption: Crossroads of the West. Pubic domain image on Wikipedia. See All 50 state quarters - All State Name Origins.
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What Does the Word Utah Mean?

Utah originates from an Apache Indian word (yuttahih), which means "one that is higher up." Europeans thought the word refered to Indians living higher in the mountains than the Navajo - the territory became known as the land of the Utes, and eventually Utah.

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Source:
Utah - Origin of the Name: SHG Resources
Links:
The Story of the Ute Tribe
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insect - fish
flower - grass
fruit - veg 1 - 2
tree - soil
fossil - mineral
gem - rock

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motto - emblem
name - nickname
song 1 - 2 - dance
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astronomical - star
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