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1. Brigham Young: Considered the "American Moses" for leading the Mormons in an exodus from the Midwest to the promised land in Utah...  
2. Great Salt Lake: Known for its great salinity, the Great Salt Lake is nearly uninhabitable with a few exceptions. It is the fourth l...  
3. SLC: Common acronym for Salt Lake City used in writing and in speech.  
4. Polygamy: Means having more than one spouse. The mainstream Mormon Church outlawed the practice in the 19th Century, but some...  
5. City of the Saints: Nickname for Salt Lake City  
6. Conference: The weekend-long meeting that is held twice a year by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). ...  
7. Scone: Usually a "scone" in local Utah restaurants and cafes is frybread (deep fried dough). It is often served with hone...
8. Happy Valley: Happy Valley refers to the Provo/Orem metro area. It can also refer to all of Utah county (in which Provo and Orem...  
9. Trax (or Tracks): The light-rail commuter train that runs throughout the Salt Lake Valley.  
10. Street Naming: All major streets in Salt Lake City are numerical grid and originate from Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City....  
11. Liquor Laws: Utah is incorrectly thought of as a "dry" state, meaning that liquor is prohibited or difficult to find. While thi...  
12. Delta Center: This is an out-dated name for the arena/concert/conference center where the Utah Jazz play. The current name of th...  
13. Church, The: Refers to the Mormon Church. Since Salt Lake City is the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day S...  
14. Marmalade District: Near the Capitol Hill area, the Marmalade District has been revitalized over the recent years. The people in this ...  
15. Gay Pride: Gay Pride, held the first weekend of June in Salt Lake City, is one of the largest Pride festivals in the Western U...  
 
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This is slang for the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder's meeting. Warren Buffett's thousands of cult followers descend upon Omaha to hear the oracle utter his words of humble wisdom.

Richmond has its very own Dog n Suds Drive In, better known by the locals as "Arf n Barf."

The subject of a famous legend regarding a rich gold mine in the Superstition Mountains-likely exaggerated, but based on the life of "forty-niner" Jacob Waltz in the 1800s. Some people still venture into the mountains looking for the hidden 'treasure'.

The Polar Plunge is an event for the benefit of the Special Olympics during which participants jump into a swimming hole in Lake Monona. Since the event takes place in late February (February 21st, 2009 at Olin Park), the lake is always frozen solid. Only the bravest (craziest) of souls dare jump. For many, sponsoring a "plunger" is the best way to participate in this very Wisconsinesque activity.

On July 30th, 2009, Harvard professor Robert Louis Gates and Cambridge police officer James Crowley had a private discussion (and some beers) with Barack Obama at the White House after Gates' famous July 16th arrest.

This meeting has been called the "Beer Summit" by amused onlookers.