Utah, the "Beehive State," entered the Union on January 4, 1896, as the forty-fifth state. It is one of the "desert states," along with Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. Utah is bordered by Nevada on the west, Idaho and Wyoming on the north, Colorado on the east, and Arizona on the south. (In addition, the state's southeastern corner touches the northwestern corner of New Mexico.) Utah's history is bound up with that of the Mormons (officially the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day... more
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 8p.