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5 Fun Facts About November 29 In Utah History

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1. In 1869, the first public school in Utah, the Brigham Young Academy, was dedicated in Provo. It would later become Brigham Young University.

2. In 1909, the first transcontinental highway was completed through Utah. The Lincoln Highway, which ran from New York to San Francisco, passed through the northern part of the state.

3. In 1917, the LDS Church announced a ban on polygamy, ending the practice that had been controversial in Utah since the early days of the territory.

4. In 1955, the first television station in Utah, KUTV, began broadcasting in Salt Lake City.

5. In 2002, the Winter Olympics torch relay made its way through Utah on its way to Salt Lake City for the opening ceremony. The torch was carried by over 11,000 torchbearers on its journey across America.
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