Fun Utah Facts
The name Utah comes from the Native American Ute Tribe and means people of the mountain. Utah has five national parks: Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, Bryce and Capitol Reef. Utah has seven national monuments: Cedar Breaks, Natural Bridges, Dinosaur, Rainbow Bridge, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Timpanogos Cave and Hovenweep. Utah has six national forests: Ashley, Dixie, Fishlake, Manti-Lasal, Uinta, and Wasatch-Cache. Utah has two national recreational areas: Flaming Gorge and Glen Canyon. Utah covers 84,900 square miles of land and is ranked 11th largest state. The Great Salt Lake, which is about 75 miles long and 35 miles wide, covers more than a million acres. Of the 50 states, Utah has the youngest population; one of the highest birth rates; the second lowest death rate; the heathiest population; the hightest literacy rate; the highest percent of high school graduates; and the highest number of people with a college education.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Duchesne Co. Rangers Station
I walked in to the rangers station last summer to simply ask a question. Baby Eli and I walked out with a sack full of fun information on forest fires and black bears. Activity books, card, iron-ons, a compass thermometer key chain, braclets, Rye grass seed packets to plant in little animal planters, coat zipper clips and to much more to list. They were the friendliest people and it was such a great experience for our 3 year old little guy. Dont call him that though - call him Eli. His name is Eli.