Park Celebrates Citizenship Day
Contact: Paul Henderson, 435-719-2102
Twenty-four Utah residents became new United States citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Arches National Park on Thursday, September 23rd. The new citizens were from fifteen countries worldwide, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, El Salvador, Finland, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, United Kingdom and Venezuela.
The ceremony took place at the La Sal Mountain Overlook at 9:00 a.m.
Did You Know?
Native Americans never inhabited Arches on a year-round basis, though they certainly roamed the area searching for wild game, useful plants and rocks for tool-making. Petroglyphs near Wolfe Ranch are thought to have been created by Indians from the Ute/Paiute cultures. More...