Few People Know Utah Is Where The First Transcontinental Telegraph Line Was Completed
By Courtnie Erickson|Published April 17, 2023
From Southern Utah to the Panhandle in Idaho, Courtnie Erickson has lived in what she believes are the best (and the most beautiful!) areas in the country. She graduated with a journalism degree from Utah State University and has more than 15 years of professional writing experience. You’ll likely see her with a Dr. Pepper in her hand and a pair of running shoes on her feet. Courtnie is a writer and editor at OnlyInYourState.
Utah is certainly a unique state with a unique history. From the pioneers to the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in Promontory Point, there are many big moments in history that not only affect the lives of us here in Utah, but those around the country as well. In fact, few people know that the Beehive State was the location of something big — something that changed the country forever. The completion of the first transcontinental telegraph line was here in Utah.
Did you know the completion of the first transcontinental railroad was here in Utah? What other fun facts do you know about Utah? Share them with us in the comments! And, if you want to learn even more about the Beehive State, check out these quirky facts about Utah that sound made up but are 100 percent accurate.
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