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5 Fun Facts About February 26 In Utah History

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1. The Utah Territorial Legislature established the Utah Agricultural College, which is now Utah State University, on February 26, 1888. The college was originally focused on agriculture and mechanical arts education, but has since expanded to offer a wide range of degrees in various fields.

2. On February 26, 1915, the first electric streetcar line began operation in Salt Lake City. The streetcar system eventually grew to include over 100 miles of track and served the city until it was dismantled in 1946.

3. The "Great Saltair" amusement park, located on the shores of the Great Salt Lake, opened its doors for the first time on February 26, 1893. The park featured a large dance hall, a 4,000-seat theater, and various rides and attractions.

4. Utah native and Olympic gold medalist, Picabo Street, was born on February 26, 1971. Street is one of the most successful alpine skiers in American history, having won two Olympic medals and a total of 16 World Cup races.

5. The Utah Jazz made history on February 26, 1997, when they defeated the Dallas Mavericks 125-108 for their 11th straight victory. The win marked the longest winning streak in the franchise's history at the time, and helped solidify the Jazz as one of the best teams in the NBA during the late 1990s.
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