History UsefulNotes / Utah

10th Jan '16 5:05:29 PM phoenix
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Since then, Utah has been a quiet place, although steadily growing and diversifying. Mormons have concentrated on both expanding their membership and emphasizing their "normalness" to outsiders, and Salt Lake City has long attracted non-Mormons with its relatively low crime and diverse economy. It has one major league sports team葉wo [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg if you count]] [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]]. The undisputed major-league team is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]]'s Utah Jazz, which moved to SLC from UsefulNotes/NewOrleans in 1979 [[note]]NBA teams traditionally keep their names when they move, even if it becomes [[ArtifactTitle hilariously inappropriate]] in their new home.[[/note]]. As for soccer, Real Salt Lake[[note]]named for Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid[[/note]] began playing in UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer in 2005, and shockingly won the MLS Cup in 2009, despite finishing the regular season under .500 and going up against David Beckham's LA Galaxy in the final. There was also quite a party for [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames the 2002 Winter Olympics]], but local liquor laws make partying a bit more restrained. Outdoor enthusiasts have discovered Utah's vast array of natural wonders, ranging from Monument Valley ([[CaliforniaDoubling You've seen it.]] [[TheWestern Trust us, you have]]) to flatter-than-flat [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment salt flats]] to world-class ski resorts. Every so often NASA shows up for Mars training or to watch a spaceprobe fall out of the sky, and Hollywood makes use of the state to shoot Westerns and sci-fi flicks. Recently, the state is trying to position itself as a new Silicon Valley of sorts, as an alternative to Southern San Francisco; its prime offerings are more reasonable taxes and living costs, technical excellence instead of political correctness[[note]]though Mormons are nothing if not friendly and respectful[[/note]] and fostering of family life. Many tech companies are setting shop especially in Provo, and the arrival of {{Website/Google}} Fiber only sweetens the deal.

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Since then, Utah has been a quiet place, although steadily growing and diversifying. Mormons have concentrated on both expanding their membership and emphasizing their "normalness" to outsiders, and Salt Lake City has long attracted non-Mormons with its relatively low crime and diverse economy. It has one major league sports team葉wo [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg if you count]] [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball soccer]]. The undisputed major-league team is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]]'s Utah Jazz, which moved to SLC from UsefulNotes/NewOrleans in 1979 [[note]]NBA teams traditionally keep their names when they move, even if it becomes [[ArtifactTitle hilariously inappropriate]] in their new home.[[/note]]. As for soccer, Real Salt Lake[[note]]named for Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid[[/note]] began playing in UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer in 2005, and shockingly won the MLS Cup in 2009, despite finishing the regular season under .500 and going up against David Beckham's LA Galaxy in the final. There was also quite a party for [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames the 2002 Winter Olympics]], but local liquor laws make partying a bit more restrained. Outdoor enthusiasts have discovered Utah's vast array of natural wonders, ranging from Monument Valley ([[CaliforniaDoubling You've seen it.]] [[TheWestern Trust us, you have]]) to flatter-than-flat [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment salt flats]] to world-class ski resorts. Every so often NASA shows up for Mars training or to watch a spaceprobe fall out of the sky, and Hollywood makes use of the state to shoot Westerns and sci-fi flicks. Recently, the state is trying to position itself as a new Silicon Valley of sorts, as an alternative to Southern San Francisco; its prime offerings are more reasonable taxes and living costs, technical excellence instead of political correctness[[note]]though Mormons are nothing if not friendly and respectful[[/note]] and fostering of family life. Many tech companies are setting shop especially in Provo, and the arrival of {{Website/Google}} Fiber only sweetens the deal.
18th Dec '15 10:56:12 AM KYCubbie
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Utah's Website/{{Facebook}} relationship status with [[UsefulNotes/TheSeveralStates the other 49 states]] would be "It's complicated." The state's history is heavily intertwined with that of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints]], popularly known as Mormons. It was founded as a CultColony (in the most literal sense of the word) in 1847 by Mormons fleeing religious persecution in New York, then Ohio, then Missouri (after [[KillEmAll the governor issued an extermination order]]), then finally Illinois where Church founder Joseph Smith, Jr. was assassinated. His eventual successor, Brigham Young, acting on a notion Smith had entertained of [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere emigrating from the United States altogether]], led the largest faction of Mormons [[SettlingTheFrontier out into the wilderness]] in a modern-day Exodus. Utah was Mexican territory [[UsefulNotes/MexicanAmericanWar at the time]], and was known mostly for being an inhospitable desert where even the water could kill you by being four times saltier than the ocean -- a place most wagon trains avoided or passed through as quickly as possible on their way to richer, more fertile lands in UsefulNotes/{{California}} and [[TheOtherRainforest Oregon]]. A place nobody wanted, and hundreds of miles from any place anyone would want.

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Utah's Website/{{Facebook}} relationship status with [[UsefulNotes/TheSeveralStates the other 49 states]] would be "It's complicated." The state's history is heavily intertwined with that of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Latter-day Saints]], popularly known as Mormons. It was founded as a CultColony (in the most literal sense of the word) in 1847 by Mormons fleeing religious persecution in New York, then Ohio, then Missouri (after [[KillEmAll the governor issued an extermination order]]), then finally Illinois where Church founder Joseph Smith, Jr. was assassinated. His eventual successor, Brigham Young, acting on a notion Smith had entertained of [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere emigrating from the United States altogether]], led the largest faction of Mormons [[SettlingTheFrontier out into the wilderness]] in a modern-day Exodus. Utah was Mexican territory [[UsefulNotes/MexicanAmericanWar at the time]], and was known mostly for being an inhospitable desert where even the water could kill you by being four times saltier than the ocean -- a place most wagon trains avoided or passed through as quickly as possible on their way to richer, more fertile lands in UsefulNotes/{{California}} and [[TheOtherRainforest Oregon]]. A place nobody wanted, and hundreds of miles from any place anyone would want.
27th Oct '15 7:38:36 AM shermanramni
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Since then, Utah has been a quiet place, although steadily growing and diversifying. Mormons have concentrated on both expanding their membership and emphasizing their "normalness" to outsiders, and Salt Lake City has long attracted non-Mormons with its relatively low crime and diverse economy. It has one major league sports team葉wo [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg if you count]] [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]]. The undisputed major-league team is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]]'s Utah Jazz, which moved to SLC from UsefulNotes/NewOrleans in 1979 [[note]]NBA teams traditionally keep their names when they move, even if it becomes [[ArtifactTitle hilariously inappropriate]] in their new home.[[/note]]. As for soccer, Real Salt Lake[[note]]named for Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid[[/note]] began playing in UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer in 2005, and shockingly won the MLS Cup in 2009, despite finishing the regular season under .500 and going up against David Beckham's LA Galaxy in the final. There was also quite a party for [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames the 2002 Winter Olympics]], but local liquor laws make partying a bit more restrained. Outdoor enthusiasts have discovered Utah's vast array of natural wonders, ranging from Monument Valley ([[CaliforniaDoubling You've seen it.]] [[TheWestern Trust us, you have]]) to flatter-than-flat [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment salt flats]] to world-class ski resorts. Every so often NASA shows up for Mars training or to watch a spaceprobe fall out of the sky, and Hollywood makes use of the state to shoot Westerns and sci-fi flicks. Recently, the state is trying to position itself as a new Silicon Valley of sorts, as an alternative to Southern San Francisco; its prime offerings are more reasonable taxes and living costs, less focus on political correctness and fostering of family life. Many tech companies are setting shop especially in Provo, and the arrival of {{Website/Google}} Fiber only sweetens the deal.

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Since then, Utah has been a quiet place, although steadily growing and diversifying. Mormons have concentrated on both expanding their membership and emphasizing their "normalness" to outsiders, and Salt Lake City has long attracted non-Mormons with its relatively low crime and diverse economy. It has one major league sports team葉wo [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg if you count]] [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]]. The undisputed major-league team is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]]'s Utah Jazz, which moved to SLC from UsefulNotes/NewOrleans in 1979 [[note]]NBA teams traditionally keep their names when they move, even if it becomes [[ArtifactTitle hilariously inappropriate]] in their new home.[[/note]]. As for soccer, Real Salt Lake[[note]]named for Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid[[/note]] began playing in UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer in 2005, and shockingly won the MLS Cup in 2009, despite finishing the regular season under .500 and going up against David Beckham's LA Galaxy in the final. There was also quite a party for [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames the 2002 Winter Olympics]], but local liquor laws make partying a bit more restrained. Outdoor enthusiasts have discovered Utah's vast array of natural wonders, ranging from Monument Valley ([[CaliforniaDoubling You've seen it.]] [[TheWestern Trust us, you have]]) to flatter-than-flat [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment salt flats]] to world-class ski resorts. Every so often NASA shows up for Mars training or to watch a spaceprobe fall out of the sky, and Hollywood makes use of the state to shoot Westerns and sci-fi flicks. Recently, the state is trying to position itself as a new Silicon Valley of sorts, as an alternative to Southern San Francisco; its prime offerings are more reasonable taxes and living costs, less focus on technical excellence instead of political correctness correctness[[note]]though Mormons are nothing if not friendly and respectful[[/note]] and fostering of family life. Many tech companies are setting shop especially in Provo, and the arrival of {{Website/Google}} Fiber only sweetens the deal.
27th Oct '15 7:36:06 AM shermanramni
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Since then, Utah has been a quiet place, although steadily growing and diversifying. Mormons have concentrated on both expanding their membership and emphasizing their "normalness" to outsiders, and Salt Lake City has long attracted non-Mormons with its relatively low crime and diverse economy. It has one major league sports team葉wo [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg if you count]] [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]]. The undisputed major-league team is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]]'s Utah Jazz, which moved to SLC from UsefulNotes/NewOrleans in 1979 [[note]]NBA teams traditionally keep their names when they move, even if it becomes [[ArtifactTitle hilariously inappropriate]] in their new home.[[/note]]. As for soccer, Real Salt Lake[[note]]named for Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid[[/note]] began playing in UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer in 2005, and shockingly won the MLS Cup in 2009, despite finishing the regular season under .500 and going up against David Beckham's LA Galaxy in the final. There was also quite a party for [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames the 2002 Winter Olympics]], but local liquor laws make partying a bit more restrained. Outdoor enthusiasts have discovered Utah's vast array of natural wonders, ranging from Monument Valley ([[CaliforniaDoubling You've seen it.]] [[TheWestern Trust us, you have]]) to flatter-than-flat [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment salt flats]] to world-class ski resorts. Every so often NASA shows up for Mars training or to watch a spaceprobe fall out of the sky, and Hollywood makes use of the state to shoot Westerns and sci-fi flicks. Recently, the state is trying to position itself as a new Silicon Valley of sorts, as an alternative to Southern San Francisco; its prime offerings are more reasonable taxes and living costs, less focus on political correctness and fostering of family life. Many tech companies are setting shop especially in Provo, and the arrival of Website/Google Fiber only sweetens the deal.

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Since then, Utah has been a quiet place, although steadily growing and diversifying. Mormons have concentrated on both expanding their membership and emphasizing their "normalness" to outsiders, and Salt Lake City has long attracted non-Mormons with its relatively low crime and diverse economy. It has one major league sports team葉wo [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg if you count]] [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]]. The undisputed major-league team is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]]'s Utah Jazz, which moved to SLC from UsefulNotes/NewOrleans in 1979 [[note]]NBA teams traditionally keep their names when they move, even if it becomes [[ArtifactTitle hilariously inappropriate]] in their new home.[[/note]]. As for soccer, Real Salt Lake[[note]]named for Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid[[/note]] began playing in UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer in 2005, and shockingly won the MLS Cup in 2009, despite finishing the regular season under .500 and going up against David Beckham's LA Galaxy in the final. There was also quite a party for [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames the 2002 Winter Olympics]], but local liquor laws make partying a bit more restrained. Outdoor enthusiasts have discovered Utah's vast array of natural wonders, ranging from Monument Valley ([[CaliforniaDoubling You've seen it.]] [[TheWestern Trust us, you have]]) to flatter-than-flat [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment salt flats]] to world-class ski resorts. Every so often NASA shows up for Mars training or to watch a spaceprobe fall out of the sky, and Hollywood makes use of the state to shoot Westerns and sci-fi flicks. Recently, the state is trying to position itself as a new Silicon Valley of sorts, as an alternative to Southern San Francisco; its prime offerings are more reasonable taxes and living costs, less focus on political correctness and fostering of family life. Many tech companies are setting shop especially in Provo, and the arrival of Website/Google {{Website/Google}} Fiber only sweetens the deal.
27th Oct '15 7:35:43 AM shermanramni
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Since then, Utah has been a quiet place, although steadily growing and diversifying. Mormons have concentrated on both expanding their membership and emphasizing their "normalness" to outsiders, and Salt Lake City has long attracted non-Mormons with its relatively low crime and diverse economy. It has one major league sports team葉wo [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg if you count]] [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]]. The undisputed major-league team is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]]'s Utah Jazz, which moved to SLC from UsefulNotes/NewOrleans in 1979 [[note]]NBA teams traditionally keep their names when they move, even if it becomes [[ArtifactTitle hilariously inappropriate]] in their new home.[[/note]]. As for soccer, Real Salt Lake[[note]]named for Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid[[/note]] began playing in UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer in 2005, and shockingly won the MLS Cup in 2009, despite finishing the regular season under .500 and going up against David Beckham's LA Galaxy in the final. There was also quite a party for [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames the 2002 Winter Olympics]], but local liquor laws make partying a bit more restrained. Outdoor enthusiasts have discovered Utah's vast array of natural wonders, ranging from Monument Valley ([[CaliforniaDoubling You've seen it.]] [[TheWestern Trust us, you have]]) to flatter-than-flat [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment salt flats]] to world-class ski resorts. Every so often NASA shows up for Mars training or to watch a spaceprobe fall out of the sky, and Hollywood makes use of the state to shoot Westerns and sci-fi flicks. Recently, the state is trying to position itself as a new Silicon Valley of sorts, as an alternative to Southern San Francisco; its prime offerings are more reasonable taxes and living costs, less focus on political correctness and fostering of family life. Many tech companies are setting shop especially in Provo, and the arrival of [[Google]]Google Fiber only sweetens the deal.

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Since then, Utah has been a quiet place, although steadily growing and diversifying. Mormons have concentrated on both expanding their membership and emphasizing their "normalness" to outsiders, and Salt Lake City has long attracted non-Mormons with its relatively low crime and diverse economy. It has one major league sports team葉wo [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg if you count]] [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]]. The undisputed major-league team is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]]'s Utah Jazz, which moved to SLC from UsefulNotes/NewOrleans in 1979 [[note]]NBA teams traditionally keep their names when they move, even if it becomes [[ArtifactTitle hilariously inappropriate]] in their new home.[[/note]]. As for soccer, Real Salt Lake[[note]]named for Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid[[/note]] began playing in UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer in 2005, and shockingly won the MLS Cup in 2009, despite finishing the regular season under .500 and going up against David Beckham's LA Galaxy in the final. There was also quite a party for [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames the 2002 Winter Olympics]], but local liquor laws make partying a bit more restrained. Outdoor enthusiasts have discovered Utah's vast array of natural wonders, ranging from Monument Valley ([[CaliforniaDoubling You've seen it.]] [[TheWestern Trust us, you have]]) to flatter-than-flat [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment salt flats]] to world-class ski resorts. Every so often NASA shows up for Mars training or to watch a spaceprobe fall out of the sky, and Hollywood makes use of the state to shoot Westerns and sci-fi flicks. Recently, the state is trying to position itself as a new Silicon Valley of sorts, as an alternative to Southern San Francisco; its prime offerings are more reasonable taxes and living costs, less focus on political correctness and fostering of family life. Many tech companies are setting shop especially in Provo, and the arrival of [[Google]]Google Website/Google Fiber only sweetens the deal.
27th Oct '15 7:34:56 AM shermanramni
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Since then, Utah has been a quiet place, although steadily growing and diversifying. Mormons have concentrated on both expanding their membership and emphasizing their "normalness" to outsiders, and Salt Lake City has long attracted non-Mormons with its relatively low crime and diverse economy. It has one major league sports team葉wo [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg if you count]] [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]]. The undisputed major-league team is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]]'s Utah Jazz, which moved to SLC from UsefulNotes/NewOrleans in 1979 [[note]]NBA teams traditionally keep their names when they move, even if it becomes [[ArtifactTitle hilariously inappropriate]] in their new home.[[/note]]. As for soccer, Real Salt Lake[[note]]named for Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid[[/note]] began playing in UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer in 2005, and shockingly won the MLS Cup in 2009, despite finishing the regular season under .500 and going up against David Beckham's LA Galaxy in the final. There was also quite a party for [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames the 2002 Winter Olympics]], but local liquor laws make partying a bit more restrained. Outdoor enthusiasts have discovered Utah's vast array of natural wonders, ranging from Monument Valley ([[CaliforniaDoubling You've seen it.]] [[TheWestern Trust us, you have]]) to flatter-than-flat [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment salt flats]] to world-class ski resorts. Every so often NASA shows up for Mars training or to watch a spaceprobe fall out of the sky, and Hollywood makes use of the state to shoot Westerns and sci-fi flicks.

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Since then, Utah has been a quiet place, although steadily growing and diversifying. Mormons have concentrated on both expanding their membership and emphasizing their "normalness" to outsiders, and Salt Lake City has long attracted non-Mormons with its relatively low crime and diverse economy. It has one major league sports team葉wo [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg if you count]] [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]]. The undisputed major-league team is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]]'s Utah Jazz, which moved to SLC from UsefulNotes/NewOrleans in 1979 [[note]]NBA teams traditionally keep their names when they move, even if it becomes [[ArtifactTitle hilariously inappropriate]] in their new home.[[/note]]. As for soccer, Real Salt Lake[[note]]named for Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid[[/note]] began playing in UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer in 2005, and shockingly won the MLS Cup in 2009, despite finishing the regular season under .500 and going up against David Beckham's LA Galaxy in the final. There was also quite a party for [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames the 2002 Winter Olympics]], but local liquor laws make partying a bit more restrained. Outdoor enthusiasts have discovered Utah's vast array of natural wonders, ranging from Monument Valley ([[CaliforniaDoubling You've seen it.]] [[TheWestern Trust us, you have]]) to flatter-than-flat [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment salt flats]] to world-class ski resorts. Every so often NASA shows up for Mars training or to watch a spaceprobe fall out of the sky, and Hollywood makes use of the state to shoot Westerns and sci-fi flicks.
flicks. Recently, the state is trying to position itself as a new Silicon Valley of sorts, as an alternative to Southern San Francisco; its prime offerings are more reasonable taxes and living costs, less focus on political correctness and fostering of family life. Many tech companies are setting shop especially in Provo, and the arrival of [[Google]]Google Fiber only sweetens the deal.
26th Sep '15 4:30:36 PM nombretomado
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Since then, Utah has been a quiet place, although steadily growing and diversifying. Mormons have concentrated on both expanding their membership and emphasizing their "normalness" to outsiders, and Salt Lake City has long attracted non-Mormons with its relatively low crime and diverse economy. It has one major league sports team葉wo [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg if you count]] [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]]. The undisputed major-league team is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]]'s Utah Jazz, which moved to SLC from UsefulNotes/NewOrleans in 1979 [[note]]NBA teams traditionally keep their names when they move, even if it becomes [[ArtifactTitle hilariously inappropriate]] in their new home.[[/note]]. As for soccer, Real Salt Lake[[note]]named for Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid[[/note]] began playing in UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer in 2005, and shockingly won the MLS Cup in 2009, despite finishing the regular season under .500 and going up against David Beckham's LA Galaxy in the final. There was also quite a party for [[OlympicGames the 2002 Winter Olympics]], but local liquor laws make partying a bit more restrained. Outdoor enthusiasts have discovered Utah's vast array of natural wonders, ranging from Monument Valley ([[CaliforniaDoubling You've seen it.]] [[TheWestern Trust us, you have]]) to flatter-than-flat [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment salt flats]] to world-class ski resorts. Every so often NASA shows up for Mars training or to watch a spaceprobe fall out of the sky, and Hollywood makes use of the state to shoot Westerns and sci-fi flicks.

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Since then, Utah has been a quiet place, although steadily growing and diversifying. Mormons have concentrated on both expanding their membership and emphasizing their "normalness" to outsiders, and Salt Lake City has long attracted non-Mormons with its relatively low crime and diverse economy. It has one major league sports team葉wo [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg if you count]] [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]]. The undisputed major-league team is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]]'s Utah Jazz, which moved to SLC from UsefulNotes/NewOrleans in 1979 [[note]]NBA teams traditionally keep their names when they move, even if it becomes [[ArtifactTitle hilariously inappropriate]] in their new home.[[/note]]. As for soccer, Real Salt Lake[[note]]named for Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid[[/note]] began playing in UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer in 2005, and shockingly won the MLS Cup in 2009, despite finishing the regular season under .500 and going up against David Beckham's LA Galaxy in the final. There was also quite a party for [[OlympicGames [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames the 2002 Winter Olympics]], but local liquor laws make partying a bit more restrained. Outdoor enthusiasts have discovered Utah's vast array of natural wonders, ranging from Monument Valley ([[CaliforniaDoubling You've seen it.]] [[TheWestern Trust us, you have]]) to flatter-than-flat [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment salt flats]] to world-class ski resorts. Every so often NASA shows up for Mars training or to watch a spaceprobe fall out of the sky, and Hollywood makes use of the state to shoot Westerns and sci-fi flicks.
5th Sep '15 10:04:47 PM 8088ben
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Since then, Utah has been a quiet place, although steadily growing and diversifying. Mormons have concentrated on both expanding their membership and emphasizing their "normalness" to outsiders, and Salt Lake City has long attracted non-Mormons with its relatively low crime and diverse economy. It has one major league sports team葉wo [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg if you count]] [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]]. The undisputed major-league team is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]]'s Utah Jazz, which moved to SLC from UsefulNotes/NewOrleans in 1979 [[note]]NBA teams traditionally keep their names when they move, even if it becomes [[ArtifactTitle hilariously inappropriate]] in their new home.[[/note]]. As for soccer, Real Salt Lake[[note]]named for Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid[[/note]] began playing in UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer in 2005. There was also quite a party for [[OlympicGames the 2002 Winter Olympics]], but local liquor laws make partying a bit more restrained. Outdoor enthusiasts have discovered Utah's vast array of natural wonders, ranging from Monument Valley ([[CaliforniaDoubling You've seen it.]] [[TheWestern Trust us, you have]]) to flatter-than-flat [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment salt flats]] to world-class ski resorts. Every so often NASA shows up for Mars training or to watch a spaceprobe fall out of the sky, and Hollywood makes use of the state to shoot Westerns and sci-fi flicks.

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Since then, Utah has been a quiet place, although steadily growing and diversifying. Mormons have concentrated on both expanding their membership and emphasizing their "normalness" to outsiders, and Salt Lake City has long attracted non-Mormons with its relatively low crime and diverse economy. It has one major league sports team葉wo [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg if you count]] [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]]. The undisputed major-league team is the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]]'s Utah Jazz, which moved to SLC from UsefulNotes/NewOrleans in 1979 [[note]]NBA teams traditionally keep their names when they move, even if it becomes [[ArtifactTitle hilariously inappropriate]] in their new home.[[/note]]. As for soccer, Real Salt Lake[[note]]named for Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid[[/note]] began playing in UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer in 2005.2005, and shockingly won the MLS Cup in 2009, despite finishing the regular season under .500 and going up against David Beckham's LA Galaxy in the final. There was also quite a party for [[OlympicGames the 2002 Winter Olympics]], but local liquor laws make partying a bit more restrained. Outdoor enthusiasts have discovered Utah's vast array of natural wonders, ranging from Monument Valley ([[CaliforniaDoubling You've seen it.]] [[TheWestern Trust us, you have]]) to flatter-than-flat [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment salt flats]] to world-class ski resorts. Every so often NASA shows up for Mars training or to watch a spaceprobe fall out of the sky, and Hollywood makes use of the state to shoot Westerns and sci-fi flicks.
13th Aug '15 4:05:24 PM DesertDragon
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Utah's Website/{{Facebook}} relationship status with [[UsefulNotes/TheSeveralStates the other 49 states]] would be "It's complicated." The state's history is heavily intertwined with that of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints]] (popularly known as Mormons). It was founded as a CultColony (in the most literal sense of the word) in 1847 by Mormons fleeing religious persecution in New York, then Ohio, then Missouri (after [[KillEmAll the governor issued an extermination order]]), then finally Illinois where Church founder Joseph Smith, Jr. was assassinated. His eventual successor, Brigham Young, acting on a notion Smith had entertained of [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere emigrating from the United States altogether]], led the largest faction of Mormons [[SettlingTheFrontier out into the wilderness]] in a modern-day Exodus. Utah was Mexican territory [[UsefulNotes/MexicanAmericanWar at the time]], and was known mostly for being an inhospitable desert where even the water could kill you by being four times saltier than the ocean -- a place most wagon trains avoided or passed through as quickly as possible on their way to richer, more fertile lands in UsefulNotes/{{California}} and [[TheOtherRainforest Oregon]]. A place nobody wanted, and hundreds of miles from any place anyone would want.

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Utah's Website/{{Facebook}} relationship status with [[UsefulNotes/TheSeveralStates the other 49 states]] would be "It's complicated." The state's history is heavily intertwined with that of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints]] (popularly Saints]], popularly known as Mormons).Mormons. It was founded as a CultColony (in the most literal sense of the word) in 1847 by Mormons fleeing religious persecution in New York, then Ohio, then Missouri (after [[KillEmAll the governor issued an extermination order]]), then finally Illinois where Church founder Joseph Smith, Jr. was assassinated. His eventual successor, Brigham Young, acting on a notion Smith had entertained of [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere emigrating from the United States altogether]], led the largest faction of Mormons [[SettlingTheFrontier out into the wilderness]] in a modern-day Exodus. Utah was Mexican territory [[UsefulNotes/MexicanAmericanWar at the time]], and was known mostly for being an inhospitable desert where even the water could kill you by being four times saltier than the ocean -- a place most wagon trains avoided or passed through as quickly as possible on their way to richer, more fertile lands in UsefulNotes/{{California}} and [[TheOtherRainforest Oregon]]. A place nobody wanted, and hundreds of miles from any place anyone would want.
23rd Jun '15 1:00:13 PM Lukethehedgehog
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Utah's Website/{{Facebook}} relationship status with [[TheSeveralStates the other 49 states]] would be "It's complicated." The state's history is heavily intertwined with that of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints]] (popularly known as Mormons). It was founded as a CultColony (in the most literal sense of the word) in 1847 by Mormons fleeing religious persecution in New York, then Ohio, then Missouri (after [[KillEmAll the governor issued an extermination order]]), then finally Illinois where Church founder Joseph Smith, Jr. was assassinated. His eventual successor, Brigham Young, acting on a notion Smith had entertained of [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere emigrating from the United States altogether]], led the largest faction of Mormons [[SettlingTheFrontier out into the wilderness]] in a modern-day Exodus. Utah was Mexican territory [[UsefulNotes/MexicanAmericanWar at the time]], and was known mostly for being an inhospitable desert where even the water could kill you by being four times saltier than the ocean -- a place most wagon trains avoided or passed through as quickly as possible on their way to richer, more fertile lands in UsefulNotes/{{California}} and [[TheOtherRainforest Oregon]]. A place nobody wanted, and hundreds of miles from any place anyone would want.

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Utah's Website/{{Facebook}} relationship status with [[TheSeveralStates [[UsefulNotes/TheSeveralStates the other 49 states]] would be "It's complicated." The state's history is heavily intertwined with that of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints]] (popularly known as Mormons). It was founded as a CultColony (in the most literal sense of the word) in 1847 by Mormons fleeing religious persecution in New York, then Ohio, then Missouri (after [[KillEmAll the governor issued an extermination order]]), then finally Illinois where Church founder Joseph Smith, Jr. was assassinated. His eventual successor, Brigham Young, acting on a notion Smith had entertained of [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere emigrating from the United States altogether]], led the largest faction of Mormons [[SettlingTheFrontier out into the wilderness]] in a modern-day Exodus. Utah was Mexican territory [[UsefulNotes/MexicanAmericanWar at the time]], and was known mostly for being an inhospitable desert where even the water could kill you by being four times saltier than the ocean -- a place most wagon trains avoided or passed through as quickly as possible on their way to richer, more fertile lands in UsefulNotes/{{California}} and [[TheOtherRainforest Oregon]]. A place nobody wanted, and hundreds of miles from any place anyone would want.
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