When Did Utah Join The Union?
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|January 4, 1896|
Answered on 2013-01-18 10:20:00
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||Of these territories, which joined the Union and which joined the Confederacy during the Civil War?
1. Washington Territory - ?
2. Utah Territory - ?
3. New Mexico Territory - ?
4. Nebraska Territory - ?
5. Indian Territory (Oklahoma) - ?
6. Unorganized Territory (up by Minnesota) - ?
Here is what I believe:
1 - Union
2 - Union
3 - Confederacy
4 - Union
5 - Union
6 - Union
I realize some were split (some for the Union, some for the Confederacy), but to the best of your knowledge, what do you think?
no territory joined the Confederacy|
It seems like it was about 3200 miles total. The reason the UP built faster than the CP was the geography.. they built almost 2 to 1 miles because the UP was building on basically FLAT land while the CP had all those mountains, and valleys to go over and through.|
If you ever get out to UTAH don't miss the chance to visit the spot where the rails joined.
||Where should I go in Utah to experience the Mormon life?
I've been intrigued by the LDS religion for some time (not because I want to join, I just think it's interesting), so naturally I want to see what Utah is like. I'm not sure where all I should go, though. I'd fly into Salt Lake City and visit Provo, and I'd also like to see Ogden. But where else? Should I rent a car and drive around? If so, what other places should I visit to satiate my fascination with Mormonism and Utah?
Rent a car in SL|
Go to Logan.
Stay at the Bridgerland Motel.
Set out on foot and hike up the hill to USU. Hang out in the library and student union.
Visit the stores on the main street and talk to the people.
Attend a worship service at any Stake House on Sunday.
Visit the catherdral but don't expect to attend a service there.
Visit one of the non-mormon churches on Sunday to see how they handle being in the minority.
Good luck...I spent four years there as a non-mormon. It was great for the education and for the beautiful scenery. But, if you aren't interested in converting, my experience showed you will be really limited in making lasting friendships and romance can't even be considered.
Oh, if you do go to USU's Library, please visit the "Special Collections" section. They have many old historical documents there that make for fascinating reading and the room is furnished with 1800's period furniture. (Read old and uncomfortable but fitting.) Wow, did you bring back some memories!
Also, you may want to read Kathleen Flake's book before you go. She is a brilliant Mormon woman who has looked at their culture from all perspectives. She revived my faith in humanity for her kindness and wisdom even though I don't believe in her religion at all. She teaches theology at Vanderbilt and wrote about the church's separation from polygamy.