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5 Fun Facts About September 3 In Utah History

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1. The first telegraph line was established in Utah on September 3, 1861, connecting Salt Lake City and California. This allowed for faster communication and exchange of information between Utah and the rest of the country.

2. On September 3, 1935, the Hoover Dam was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The dam, located on the Arizona-Nevada border, was the largest of its kind at the time and was built to control flooding and provide hydroelectric power to the region.

3. The Utah State Fair traditionally begins on the first Thursday after Labor Day, which falls on September 3rd in some years. The fair, which first began in 1856, showcases agriculture, industry, and entertainment from around the state.

4. The Great Salt Lake Yacht Club was established on September 3, 1877. Despite the name, the club did not actually sail on the Great Salt Lake itself, but on a nearby freshwater lake. It was the first yacht club established west of the Mississippi River.

5. On September 3, 1915, the Liberty Bell made a stop in Salt Lake City as part of its nationwide tour. The bell, which is a symbol of American independence, was being transported by train to be displayed at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.
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