Utah, between Monument Valley and the Mormon religion

Head for the mythical west, that of westerns, and incredible parks like Bryce Canyon. With its three million inhabitants, Utah is one of the least populated regions of the country, even if Monument Valley, immortalized by The Fantastic Ride with John Wayne, and located on the border with Arizona, constitutes one of the most striking American symbols.

Utah is also a state inseparable from the history of the Mormons. the book of mormon, kind of Third Testament, establishes the idea that the American people are chosen by God. After a passage in Illinois, they melt at the foot of the Rockies, at the edge of the Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, Utah’s current capital is also the world headquarters of the Mormon Church, which has 16 million followers worldwide.

Among them, Mitt Romney, one of the American political figures of recent years, whose notoriety was born with the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City in 2002, before representing the Republican Party, facing Barack Obama in 2012, during the American presidential election. Since then, Mitt Romney has become a staunch opponent of Donald Trump, not hesitating to criticize the behavior of Americans in the face of immigration or global warming.

>> A letter from America, a series of exceptional episodes to be found every Tuesday. A sound postcard to help us better understand this America of today, both so familiar and sometimes totally disconcerting. An RTL Originals podcast.

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