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    Dumb Utah LawsIt is against...

    by photobf Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Dumb Utah Laws
    It is against the law to fish from horseback.
    When a person reaches the age of 50, he/she can then marry their cousin.
    It is illegal not to drink milk.
    It is illegal to detonate any nuclear weapon. You can have them, but you just can't detonate them.
    Birds have the right of way on all highways.
    A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.
    You're not allowed to sell beverages containing more than 3.2% alcohol.
    It's legal for restaurants to serve wine with meals, but only if you ask for the wine list.
    It is considered an offense to hunt whales.
    Kaysville
    You must have identification to enter a convienence store after dark.
    Logan
    Women may not swear.
    Monroe
    Daylight must be visible between partners on a dance floor.
    Provo
    Throwing snowballs will result in a $50 fine.
    Salt Lake City
    No one may walk down the street carrying a paper bag containing a violin.
    Trout Creek
    Pharmacists may not sell gunpowder to cure headaches.

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    It is hard to go anywhere in...

    by KLomaskin Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    It is hard to go anywhere in Salt Lake City without feeling the strong aura of wholesome family values. It is evident in the local art, architecture, laws, and daily interactions with area residents and visitors.

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    Copper - Mineral Copper...

    by Chris_Dahlia Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Copper - Mineral
    Copper (chemical symbol, Cu) was selected by early state leaders to top the dome of the Utah State Capitol. It was selected in 1994 as the State Mineral for the Beehive State. Utah is one of the leading copper producing areas of the world. The larges open pit copper mine in the world is located in Bingham Canyon near Salt Lake City.

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    State TreeThe blue spruce...

    by Chris_Dahlia Written Aug 24, 2002

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    State Tree
    The blue spruce (Picea pungens) was chosen by the Utah State Legislature in 1933 to be the state tree. The tree is found in the Wasatch and Uinta mountains at elevations between 6,000 to 11,000 feet. It can be transplanted successfully and is widely used as an ornamental tree. Its foliage is generally silvery blue in color and has the ability to withstand temperature extremes.

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    State Flower The sego lily...

    by Chris_Dahlia Written Aug 24, 2002

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    State Flower The sego lily (Calochortus nuttallii) was made the official state flower in 1911 after a census was taken of the state's school children as to their preference for a state flower. The sego lily grows six to eight inches high on open grass and sage rangelands in the Great Basin during the summer months. The plant is important to Utah because the bulbs were eaten by the early Mormon settlers during their first winter in the valley when food was scarce.

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    The Downtown MallsThe Downtown...

    by Chris_Dahlia Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Downtown MallsThe Downtown Malls, Crossroads Plaza and ZCMI Center Mall, are located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, across from Temple Square and just steps from the Salt Palace Convention Center. Together, the malls feature 230 stores including ZCMI/Meier & Frank, Nordstrom, Mervyn's, nine levels of fashion and specialty stores, personal services, and restaurants.

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    Mormon State...

    by TracyG Written Aug 24, 2002

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    This is the Mormon State, so they do tend to have very conservative laws, regarding alcohol and smoking. This shouldn't put you off, as there is lots to do here. Just respect the no alcohol and no smoking laws in most places and you will have an exciting hassle free time.

    No smoking sign

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  • sit, back, relax and soak in...

    by KPajonas Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    sit, back, relax and soak in the scenery. Below, Lil, Lauren, Keri and I are doing just that at the top of Angel's Landing. Angel's landing is one of my favorite hikes. Its a strenuous journey to the top, and you'll rely on chains at the top to assist you to the summit. Once you reach the top, you'll realize all efforts to get there will be worth the view.

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    Most people pass by the...

    by Michael_D Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Most people pass by the national parks in Utah on their way to or from California on a cross-country trip or enroute to Salt Lake City or Denver. It is easy to see that Zion National Park is worth a stop...and that Utah is worth taking a closer look.iF YOU LIKED THIS ONE CHECK OUT MY BRYCE CANYON UTAH PAGE.;-)

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  • Utah has a very dense Mormon...

    by trueaggie98 Written Aug 24, 2002

    Utah has a very dense Mormon population. While this serves as a major turn-off for some people, many others flock to Utah each year because of its wholesome atmosphere and emphasis on family values. There are literally hundreds of things to do here... don't let a cultural perception deter you.

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  • The LDS (Mormon) church is the...

    by Mikelut Written Aug 24, 2002

    The LDS (Mormon) church is the dominant cultural force in Utah. This makes things like getting a mixed drink a little more tricky than it could be. There are those of us living in Utah who are not LDS too, so don't assume that you are talking to a Mormon just because you are in Utah. I get that a lot, and I am not Mormon. Also, don't assume we are all polygamists either. There are a few polygamists around, but they mostly keep to themselves and the majority of the population does not suscribe to polygamy. Utahns are a friendly lot. Trail etitquitte here suggests a greeting or a smile to others with whom you are sharing the trail.

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    No smoking in public! It's...

    by susie_fr Written Aug 24, 2002

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    No smoking in public! It's against the law and I must say as a non-smoker it was a truely wonderful experience. Nice to eat in a smoke-free restaurant. I didn't really notice the clean air I was breathing until I got back onto my home turf and found it very difficult to ignore the distinct smell of cigarette smoke all around me.

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    road side messages

    by Segolily Written May 13, 2010

    Along the road west in the empty desert salt you'll find messages. Mostly love lorn hearts and names. There is plenty of room, add your own.

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    UTAH the state of the Mormons...

    by GUYON Written Sep 7, 2002

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    UTAH the state of the Mormons and of Monument Valley is at the Mountain Time such 1 hour more than the neighbor ARIZONA.

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