Moab, Utah

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A small town known for its access to some of the most popular hiking, mountain biking, and rafting areas in the Southwestern U.S. including Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. Moab's service industry thrives as it caters to a wide range of outdoor and cultural enthusiasts. Originally inhabited by the Ute people, Moab is the anglicized version of the Paiute word for mosquito, “moapa.” Settlers to Moab have included Mormon missionaries, the U.S. military, and railroad workers. Japanese-Americans were interned in Moab during World War II.

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"Main Street Moab, Utah, May 1972" by David Hiser is licensed under Public Domain.

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