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Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1961, the Emigration Canyon in Utah is rich in local history. It actually played a huge role in the establishment of the state, as this is the very spot where the Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley.

The Emigration Canyon is a very significant part of Utah?s history. The very event when Brigham Young declared that the area is the right place is commemorated by the ' is the Place Heritage Park' at the entrance of the canyon. There are also tons of other markers from the Mormon pioneers? trail around the area.

The Emigration Canyon is recently facing issues, as some developers are eyeing the area for residential houses. However, a good number of the population is working towards preventing such.
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