Utah has the largest open-pit mine in the world. Visible from outer space, the Kennecott Copper Mine is nearly a mile deep and 2.5 miles wide. The mind is still in production and it takes trucks more than two hours to drive from the bottom to the top.
On average, 2.6 billion gallons of water evaporates every day from the Great Salt Lake. Though larger than the state of Delaware, the lake rarely gets deeper than 33 feet.
Aside from Hollywood, more Western films have been shot in Kane County, Utah than anywhere else in the world. This includes classics like Pony Express and The Lone Ranger, as well as non-Westerns, like the original and recent remake of Planet of the Apes. As a result, much of the world’s perception of the old American west is in fact, Utah.
Despite its appearance on most maps, Utah’s eastern boundary is NOT an exact straight line. Instead of running true north for from Four Corners to Wyoming, the Utah border skews west about one mile. (19th century survey errors remain between mileposts 81and 89, and 100 and 110.)
Utah granted women the right to vote in 1870, 50 years before the United States Congress ratified the Nineteenth Amendment.