Utah Settlement Centennial Stamp

US Postage Stamps: 1947


Utah Settlement Centennial Stamp

Utah Settlement Centennial Stamp The Utah Settlement Centenary stamp was issued on July 24, 1947 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Utah’s first settlement in 1847.  During the early 1800s, Utah had very few travelers, and the majority of those were explorers, trappers and hunters.  Initially Mexican territory, Utah became part of the United States when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed in 1848.  A year prior to this, a group of Mormon settlers had arrived in the Great Salt Lake region.  Although remote, over the next few decades relations between the United States government and the Mormon settlements became strained.  A Mormon massacre of pioneers from Arkansas and Missouri passing through Utah on their way west resulted in Federal troops being sent to Utah.  The settlements also did not have good relations with the indigenous Native Americans and a number of skirmishes and wars were fought.  The transcontinental railroad was completed in the late 1800s and with the large influx of new residents the various conflicts subsided.  In 1896 Utah became the 45th State and since then has grown steadily and is now home to nearly three million people.

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US Postage Stamps
1947


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