Friday, August 21, 2009

Town #20: La Verkin est. 1898

One gets the feeling that La Verkin residents like their bridge. Their welcome sign is located just a few hundred feet and on the other side of the Hurricane sign. The sign is shaped just like the steel bridge that spans across the Virgin River just before entering the town. I took a picture of the bridge just to prove it. (See below.)

La Verkin is nestled between Hurricane to the south and Toquerville to the north. It's history is similar to Hurricane in that it wasn't settled until the settlers figured out how to bring water up from the Virgin River. There seems to be some question an how the town got it's name. If you are visiting Zion National Park from the west you have to go thru La Verkin, and that was our goal on this trip.

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