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  UTAH'S BUILDING - Owing to the strange and unusual marital practices of the Mormons, it was not believed that Utah would make a large figure at the Fair, but it happened that when the Welsh Eistedfodd of the world was held in Jackson Park, the Mormon Choir was one of the principal organizations, and sang in Festival Hall with eclat. Again, there was placed in the building a collection of stuffed animals that rivaled the celebrated Kansas display, and attracted the children. Here, too, were shown the mummies of the Cliff-Dwellers, with photographs and descriptions, making that sombre and mysterious matter, if not entirely clear, at least less problematical. A statue of Brigham Young near by, on the grounds, declared the respect that Utah bears toward the Moses who led her from Nauvoo to the Great Salt Lake, and other evidences revealed the influences of polygamy and "Zion." The building portrayed in the engraving stood at the extreme northern limit of the park, beside the firemen's station, and between the houses of Texas and Montana. A cross avenue led directly south to the Pennsylvania Building and the Art Palace. The ornate ideas of the colonial days were copied and even enlarged in the lodge columns which ushered the visitor to the semi-circular porch. The architect, Mr. Dallas, was born in Salt Lake City, and expended $18,500 on the building, which had an area within that the exterior would not indicate. Much was here done to advance immigration to Utah.
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