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Utah Proposed Designs
Winning design chosen for the Utah quarter.
Other finalists designed by The Mint for the Utah quarter
- Beehive - The Beehive became part of the first official seal of the State of Utah in 1897 and official state emblem in 1959. Symbolizing industry and working together for common purposes, the Beehive is evident on the State flag, license plates, highway patrol vehicles, uniform patches, fire hydrants, stationery, and in other forms. Utah is nicknamed "The Beehive State". The honey bee is the official insect of the state.
- Golden Spike/Locomotive - The first transcontinental railroad, effectively linking the United States from East to West, was completed on 10 May 1869 at Promontory, Utah. This event is completely unique to Utah. The Central Pacific joined with the Union Pacific in uniting a continent, transforming the Utah territory from an agrarian to a more industrial economy, and providing the impetus for a more diversified ethnic, cultural and social population.
- Winter Sports - Winter sports reached its zenith in Utah when the XIX Winter Olympic Games were held at various venues in northern Utah in 2002. As early as the 1910s, Utahns participated in recreational winter activities, especially skiing. By the 1930s the Norwegian immigrant Engen family introduced Utahns to a higher level of skiing and ski jumping, bringing national attention to Utah's deep powder snow and ski slopes. Former valuable mining properties at Alta, Brighton, and Park City were transformed to popular skiing venues drawing skiers from around the world to ski and participate in winter sports. Snowboarding, first introduced as an Olympic medals event during the Nagano Winter Games, was expanded for Utah's Winter Olympic Games to include parallel giant slalom events.
Early designs proposed
There are 7 WORLD CLASS wonders in Utah ALONE:
- Awe-inspiring arches
- Breathtaking Bryce Canyon
- Vast Bonneville Salt Flats
- Colorful Canyonlands National Park
- Incredible Dinosaur National Monument
- Extraordinary Great Salt Lake
- Wondrus Zion National Park
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