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Moab, Utah has a diverse history. It started as a mormon trading post in 1885, turned into a mining town in 1950 and became the so called "Uranium Capital of the World." Today Moab is now known for it's world class outdoor activities. But, our question tonight is, How did the town of Moab get its name? The answer, next up when KSL Outdoors, powered by Ford returns.
our question tonight is, How did the town of Moab get its name? ... Here's the answer....There are a number of theories on how Moab got its name. The most accepted is the biblical account. In the Bible, the name Moab occurs frequently referring to a dry, mountainous area east of the Dead Sea and southeast of Jerusalem. This etiology seems to fit in both its geographical relationship to Salt Lake City and the geologic characteristics of the area. Another less accepted theory of the name is that "Moab" comes from the Paiute word "moapa" which means "mosquito."