The Blue Jay is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America. It is resident through most of eastern and central United States and southern Canada, although western populations may be migratory.
The Ute Pass Trail originated just below the springs of Manitou, Colorado, through Ute Pass and into the White River country of Utah. Starting in 1860, the mineral rushes to Colorado resulted in large settler migrations that began the first major threat to the Ute way of life. These Ute men pose on horseback as part of the marking ceremony for the Ute Pass Trail on August 29,1912.
Just west of Zion National Park, this picturesque ghost town was established by zealous 19th-century Mormon pioneers, who planted fruit orchards and irrigated farm fields alongside the Virgin River. It seemed like an agricultural utopia – until spring floods and armed conflicts with Native American tribes discouraged most settlers from making a permanent home here. The last residents only left in the 1940s, and the ghost town has been restored painstakingly since then.
Bear Lake straddles the Idaho-Utah border and provides a stunning scenic backdrop for a romantic getaway. It's a well-known tourist destination, especially during the summer, and there's plenty of lodging to be found by the lakeshore and nearby. If natural beauty inspires you and your sweetheart to romance, Bear Lake is sure to entice. The Idaho side of the lake is more sparsely populated than the Utah side, making it the perfect choice for the more privacy-minded couple.
SHOSHONE, 1869 The historic Shoshone Indians, of the Uto-Aztecan linguistic stock, occupied territory in California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming, although most of them seemed to be settled in the Snake river area in Idaho.