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5 Fun Facts About December 12 In Utah History

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1. On December 12, 1901, Utah became the 45th state in the United States of America. This followed years of debate and controversy over Utah's status as a territory due to its predominantly Mormon population and cultural practices.

2. The first transcontinental telephone call was made on December 12, 1915, between New York City and San Francisco via Salt Lake City, Utah. This groundbreaking achievement was made possible by the completion of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company's nationwide long-distance network.

3. On December 12, 1946, an avalanche in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah, killed sixteen skiers and snowboarders. This tragedy remains one of the deadliest avalanches in United States history and highlighted the need for increased safety measures in Utah's mountainous regions.

4. The first annual Festival of Trees was held on December 12, 1971, in the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. This beloved holiday tradition, which features elaborately decorated Christmas trees and other festive displays, has been held every year since and has raised millions of dollars for charity.

5. On December 12, 2013, the Utah State Capitol building was rededicated following an extensive restoration project that lasted over four years. The renovation included seismic upgrades, restoration of historic features, and improvements to the building's accessibility and sustainability. The Capitol is now a major tourist attraction and a symbol of Utah's rich history and culture.
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