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(Encyclopedia) Utah, Native North Americans: see Ute.

Utah

(Encyclopedia) Utah yoo´tä, Rocky Mt. state of the W United States. It is bordered by Idaho and Wyoming (N), Colorado (E), Arizona (S), and Nevada (W), and touches New Mexico in the SE, at the Four…

Utah Lake

(Encyclopedia) Utah Lake, c.145 sq mi (380 sq km), N central Utah; largest freshwater lake in the state. It drains through the Jordan River to the Great Salt Lake. Utah Lake is what remains of the…

Jordan

(Encyclopedia) Jordan, river, 60 mi (97 km) long, draining Utah Lake N into Great Salt Lake, N central Utah; it passes through Salt Lake City. Fed by numerous streams flowing off the Wasatch Range,…

Wells, Emmeline Blanche

(Encyclopedia) Wells, Emmeline Blanche, 1828–1921, American journalist and women's rights advocate, b. Petersham, Mass., as Emmeline Blanche Woodward. She joined the Mormons (see Latter-day…

Strawberry valley project

(Encyclopedia) Strawberry valley project, N central Utah, developed by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for irrigating lands S of Utah Lake; constructed 1906–13. The water of Strawberry River and its…

Central Utah project

(Encyclopedia) Central Utah project, N central Utah; begun 1959 near Vernal, Utah, by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in conjunction with the Colorado River storage project. Water, collected from…

Clearfield

(Encyclopedia) Clearfield, city (1990 pop. 21,435), Davis co., N Utah; inc. 1922. Hill Air Force Base, to the northeast, is the state's largest employer. Clearfield is the site of Utah's…

Utah State University

(Encyclopedia) Utah State University, mainly at Logan; coeducational; land-grant and state supported; chartered 1888, opened 1890. It publishes Utah Science, Western Historical Quarterly, and Western…

Utah War

(Encyclopedia) Utah War, in U.S. history, conflict between Mormons and the U.S. government. In the spring of 1857, President James Buchanan appointed a non-Mormon, Alfred Cumming, as governor of the…