|Tennessee||Orange and White|
|Texas||Blue, White, and Red|
|Utah||Bee-Utah-Full (Crayola Color)|
INSECT: Honey Bee Take your complaints to the fifth grade glass who successfully lobbied to make Apis mellifera the official insect of Utah in 1983.
“Industry” became the official state motto on 4 March 1959 when Governor George Dewey Clyde signed House Bill Number 35. The word is associated with the symbol of the beehive. The early pioneers had few material resources at their disposal and therefore had to rely on their own “industry” to survive.
|Insect||Honey Bee Apis mellifera||1983|
Not to mention, Allosaurus fragilis is the state fossil of Utah! Quarries in Utah, such as at Dinosaur National Monument near Vernal and the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry near Price, have produced numerous exquisite specimens of Allosaurus and greatly expanded our knowledge of this Late Jurassic predator.
Topaz, Utah’s State Gem.
the Gila monster
Utah officially has a state reptile: the Gila monster.Mar 28, 2019
Utah State University/Mascot
Are you Big Blue? Probably not; however, you may not have known that Utah State’s mascot has some deep history. Originally Big Blue was a real white bull painted blue before home football game.
The name “Utah” originates from the Native American “Ute” tribe which means people of the mountains.
Utah, which has the highest Mormon population, has 5,229 congregations. About 68.55% of the state’s total population is Mormon. Here are the 10 states with the highest Mormon populations: Utah (2,126,216)
Utah We Love Thee
“Utah We Love Thee” was made the official state song in 1937.
As mentioned, Utah is home to nearly 25 percent of all bee species found in North America, making the state the most diverse in bee species, according to Utah State University.
The official state animal of Utah is the Rocky Mountain elk, a subspecies of the elk, which has provided people with meat and leather for many centuries. The elk was once found across most of the state, but it’s now mostly restricted to the mountains.
“Jell-O is something kids will eat,” explains the mother of three. And since shelf-stable Jell-O powder keeps well, it is a staple of the food larders all good Mormons keep. Hillam reports frequent Jell-O sightings at potlucks and church gatherings–but the dishes are rarely sweet.
These were just some of the vegetarian dinos Allosaurus interacted with. And there was competition at the buffet line. Two of its rival predators in Late Jurassic North America were the 39-foot (11.9-meter)- long Torvosaurus and Ceratosaurus, a horn-nosed carnivore that could grow over 19 feet (6 meters) long.
The semiprecious gemstones and ornamental stones found in Utah include: azurite and malachite; beryl (aquamarine and morganite); garnet (pyrope and spessartite); jet; labradorite; obsidian; onyx (chalcedony and marble); opal, quartz (agate, jasper, and chalcedony); rhyolite (“wonderstone”); scheelite; topaz; and …
The Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) is a state protected species in Nevada, but is not federally listed as threatened or endangered.
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