The '57 Chevy is driving cross country to bring us to:


The region was first explored for Spain by Franciscan friars Escalante and Dominguez in 1776. In 1824 the Great Salt Lake was discovered.

Fleeing religious persecution in the East and Midwest, the Mormons arrived in 1847 and began to build Salt Lake City. In 1848 the United States acquired the Utah region in the treaty ending the Mexican War.

The state flag is on a blue field. In the center of the flag 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 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also known as the Mormon Church. The date 1896 represents the year that Utah gained admission to the Union of the United States. The date was January 4, 1896 when Utah became the 45th state.

The name Utah comes from the Ute tribe, meaning "people of the mountains."

The magnificent Blue Spruce is Utah's State Tree

The Sego Lily - A lovely choice for the State Flower

Utah's State Bird - The California Gull (an interesting choice)

The city of Levan is "navel" spelled backwards. It is so named because it is in the middle of Utah.

Kindly click on the Utah State Seal to begin our tour:

All guitar sequencing generously provided by
Harry Todd

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