Utah Day

Utah, the 45th state is famous for its thriving Mormon community, but it’s also known for fabulous pastrami and for hosting the Sundance Film Festival.


Also known for dinosaur fossils, some 75 million years ago, Utah was part of a landmass called Laramidia. It was hot, swampy, and full of dinosaurs.




Now it’s the 2nd driest state in the US, after Nevada. Utah averages 300 sunny days a year.





Other tidbits include the fact that Utah is the only state where every county contains some part of a national forest. With its 84,900 square miles, Utah ranks as the 11th largest state.

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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