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Utah, This is the Place is the state song of Utah. It was written in 1996 by Sam and Gary Francis for Utah's centennial celebrations. It replaced Utah, We Love Thee as the state song in 2003 after 4th grade students at Cook Elementary wanted a "More modern state song". They talked to their local representative, Dana Love (R-Syracuse) and she drafted up a bill that passed with the legislators on 2003-02-28, and was signed by then Utah Governor Michael O. Leavitt on 2003-03-15. Listen to Utah, This is the Place (MP3). The previous song, Utah, We Love Thee became the State Hymn. *See both songs side by side. Each state in the United States (except New Jersey) has a state song, selected by the state legislature as a symbol of the state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 13th 219,887 km² 435 km 565 km 3. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The song Utah We Love Thee was written by Utah resident Evan Stephens in 1895. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael O. Leavitt Michael Okerlund Leavitt (born February 11, 1951 in Cedar City, Utah) is an American, and is currently the Secretary of Health and Human Services. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ...


This song was placed in the public domain by the composers when it was made the state song of Utah. However, the composer did not make an arrangement available to the public without charge. [1]


Lyrics

Utah! People working together
Utah! What a great place to be.
Blessed from Heaven above.
It’s the land that we love.
This is the place!
Utah! With its mountains and valleys.
Utah! With its canyons and streams.
You can go anywhere.
But there's none that compare.
This is the place!
It was Brigham Young who led the pioneers across the plains.
They suffered with the trials they had to face.
With faith they kept on going till they reached the Great Salt Lake
Here they heard the words..."THIS IS THE PLACE!"
Utah! With its focus on family,
Utah! Helps each child to succeed.
People care how they live.
Each has so much to give.
This is the place!
Utah! Getting bigger and better.
Utah! Always leading the way.
New technology's here...
Growing faster each year.
This is the place!
There is beauty in the snow-capped mountains, in the lakes and streams.
There are valleys filled with farms and orchards too.
The spirit of its people shows in everything they do.
Utah is the place where dreams come true.
Utah! With its pioneer spirit.
Utah! What a great legacy!
Blessed from Heaven above.
It’s the land that we love.
This is the place!
Utah! Utah! Utah!
This is the place!

Official Bill to change the state song, House bill 223 from the 2003 General Legislative Session File links The following pages link to this file: Utah Orem, Utah Great Salt Lake Salt Lake City, Utah Davis County, Utah Daggett County, Utah Carbon County, Utah Cache County, Utah Box Elder County, Utah Beaver County, Utah Duchesne County, Utah Emery County, Utah Garfield County, Utah Grand County, Utah... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 13th 219,887 km² 435 km 565 km 3. ...


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The 2003 Utah State Legislature voted to change the state song from "Utah, We Love Thee" to "Utah, This is the Place." Utah's original state song was then designated as the Utah State Hymn in HB223.
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