125 years ago today - Mar 4, 1895

The delegates met in the new Salt Lake City and County Building and framed Utah's constitution. In accordance with provisions of the Enabling Act, it "forever" banned the practice of polygamy. The delegates represented a mix of Mormons and non-Mormons from a wide range of backgrounds. They completed their work on May 6 and signed the engrossed document on May 8. At the general election on November 5, 1895, the new constitution was ratified, and state officials and state legislators were elected.

[Thatcher, Linda, History to Go, Statehood Chronology, http://www.onlineutah.com/statehoodchronology.shtml]

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