Monday, August 31, 2009
Town #24: MT. CARMEL est. 1864
Just outside the east entrance to Zion National Park along highway 89 lies the small town of Mt. Carmel. Mt. Carmel was first settled in 1864, but it was abandoned during the Black Hawk War for safety reasons. The settlers came back in 1871 and moved in for good. It is named after the mountain near Jerusalem. The artist Maynard Dixon had his summer home in this sleepy little farming community.