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5 Fun Facts About October 24 In Utah History

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1. On October 24, 1911, the Utah State Capitol building, located in Salt Lake City, was completed. It took four years to construct the building, which is known for its stunning neoclassical architecture and impressive dome.

2. In 1847, the first Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley, which would become the future site of Salt Lake City. This event marked the beginning of permanent settlement by the Mormons in Utah.

3. On October 24, 1868, the first train arrived in Salt Lake City, connecting the city to the rest of the country and allowing for easier transportation of goods and people.

4. Utah State University was founded on October 24, 1890, in Logan, Utah. Originally called the Agricultural College of Utah, the university has since grown to become one of the largest universities in the state.

5. On October 24, 2002, the Salt Lake City-based Winter Olympics torch relay began its journey across the United States, leading up to the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The torch relay covered over 46,000 miles and involved more than 11,000 torchbearers.
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