1. There are 5 (5!) national parks.
The country’s 50 states average just 1.18 national parks each, but Utah gets five — which shows just how remarkable its landscapes and flora and fauna are.
2. Utah gave the vote to women half a century before the rest of the country did.
It took over 70 years, from the birth of the national movement for woman suffrage in 1848 to the signing of the 19th Amendment, for American women to get the universal right to vote. But in 1870 — 50 years before the US Constitution was amended — Utah granted its female citizens this right.