Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Okay - now it's time for a history lesson. One of the things we want to do is to explore this beautiful land of ours and learn more about the people who settled this land. (mmm - history and geography - two of the subjects I hated in high school - how times change)

We spent the night in Fillmore and the next morning discovered all this fun stuff. Fillmore is located in central Utah. It is 148 miles south of Salt Lake City and 162 miles north of St. George, and considered the "last frontier" for growth in the state of Utah. The community was named by an act of the Utah Territorial Legislature signed by Brigham Young in 1851, honoring President Millard Fillmore. For a time, Fillmore was the territorial capital of Utah. The original Statehouse building stands today as the oldest existing governmental building in the state and is maintained by the State of Utah as a historic site and museum.

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