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[120 STAT. 1801]
[120 STAT. 1801]
PUBLIC LAW 109-000—MMMM. DD, 2006

PUBLIC LAW 109–338—OCT. 12, 2006

120 STAT. 1801

and terminating in Fairview, Utah, there are a variety of heritage resources that demonstrate— (A) the colonization of the western United States; and (B) the expansion of the United States as a major world power; (3) the great relocation to the western United States was facilitated by— (A) the 1,400-mile trek from Illinois to the Great Salt Lake by the Mormon pioneers; and (B) the subsequent colonization effort in Nevada, Utah, the southeast corner of Idaho, the southwest corner of Wyoming, large areas of southeastern Oregon, much of southern California, and areas along the eastern border of California; (4) the 250-mile Highway 89 corridor from Kanab to Fairview, Utah, contains some of the best features of the Mormon colonization experience in the United States; (5) the landscape, architecture, traditions, beliefs, folk life, products, and events along Highway 89 convey the heritage of the pioneer settlement; (6) the Boulder Loop, Capitol Reef National Park, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and the Highway 89 area convey the compelling story of how early settlers— (A) interacted with Native Americans; and (B) established towns and cities in a harsh, yet spectacular, natural environment; (7) the colonization and settlement of the Mormon settlers opened up vast amounts of natural resources, including coal, uranium, silver, gold, and copper; (8) the Mormon colonization played a significant role in the history and progress of the development and settlement of the western United States; and (9) the artisans, crafters, innkeepers, outfitters, farmers, ranchers, loggers, miners, historic landscape, customs, national parks, and architecture in the Heritage Area make the Heritage Area unique. (b) PURPOSE.—The purpose of this subtitle is to establish the Heritage Area to— (1) foster a close working relationship with all levels of government, the private sector, residents, business interests, and local communities in the State; (2) empower communities in the State to conserve, preserve, and enhance the heritage of the communities while strengthening future economic opportunities; (3) conserve, interpret, and develop the historical, cultural, natural, and recreational resources within the Heritage Area; and (4) expand, foster, and develop heritage businesses and products relating to the cultural heritage of the Heritage Area. SEC. 253. DEFINITIONS.

In this subtitle: (1) ALLIANCE.—The term ‘‘Alliance’’ means the Utah Heritage Highway 89 Alliance. (2) HERITAGE AREA.—The term ‘‘Heritage Area’’ means the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area established by section 254(a).

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