state? What effect did Federal Funding have on the farming and environmental challenges? Why was the first national park created? h.Many women accompanying families as homesteaders. j.Americans disliking Mormons-practice of polygamy and powerful k.Utah became state in 1896, several women won seats in new legislature despite hardship controversy, women living West had newopportunities. 2. Environmental Challengesf.Federal funding for dams canals support intensive agriculture in many parts of West.