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Quiz: Do you know how these Utah places got their name?

Quiz: Do you know how these Utah places got their name?

(Utah Division of State History)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon pioneers reached the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. Since then it has steadily grown over time with many towns, cities and neighborhoods.

Some of them have interesting stories behind their names. There are a few cities inspired from the nation's founding fathers, while others were inspired by Native American tribes, explorers, pioneers, natural features and even from the Book of Mormon.

Do you know the history behind some of these places?

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Carter Williams is an award-winning reporter who covers general news, outdoors, history and sports for He previously worked for the Deseret News. He is a Utah transplant by the way of Rochester, New York.


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