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5 Fun Facts About November 14 In Utah History

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1. The first Mormon temple in Utah was dedicated on November 14, 1852, in the city of St. George. This temple was the first of many temples constructed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout Utah and the world.

2. The Great Salt Lake City and Northern Railroad was incorporated on November 14, 1870. This railroad played an important role in Utah's economy and transportation infrastructure for many years.

3. The first public library in Utah was established on November 14, 1898, in the city of Springville. The library was funded by a donation from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and still serves the community today.

4. On November 14, 1918, Utahns celebrated the end of World War I, which had officially ended with the signing of the Armistice earlier that month. Many Utahns had served in the military during the war, and the state played an important role in supporting the war effort.

5. The University of Utah football team played its first intercollegiate football game on November 14, 1892, against the University of Colorado. Although the Utes lost 22-0, the game marked the beginning of a long and successful history for the Utah football program.
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