Utah's History Timeline

  • First white women to cross Utah.

    Nancy and Ann Kesley were the first white females to cross Utah and the journey took them six months!
  • Brigham Young Leads Mormons

    Brigham Young leads a party of Mormons to Salt Lake Valley.
  • U.S. Territory

    Utah becomes U.S. territory.
  • 120 People Killed in the Mountain Meadows Massacre.

    Mormons and Indians kill 120 people in the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
  • Utes Resist

    Utes resist being forced onto reservatoins during the Black Hawk War.
  • Utah Becomes the 45th state.

    Utah enters the Union as the 45th state; Utah grants women the right to vote in state and local elections.
  • Don't Seat Roberts!

    More than a million American sign a petition asking Congress not to seat Utah representive Brigham Roberts, because he has plural wives.
  • Testing Weapons

    The U.S. military begins testing nuclear weapons in the Utah desert.
  • The Olympics

    Salt Lake City hosts the Winter Olympics Games.