The Beehive State



State Birthday
January 4, 1896

Commissioned by Garry Bryant and designed by Dr. Phil Smith, Utah's state tartan was adopted by a joint committee of the state's Scottish Societies and made official by Senate Resolution in 1996. It is a combination of the ancient Logan and Skene tartans with the addition of a white stripe, honouring the first two Scots fur trappers to enter Utah and those Utahns of Scottish heritage. Ephraim Logan was an early visitor to Cache Valley in northern Utah in 1824 naming the river after his clan/family name. --