Friday, March 23, 2012

Town #63: KANNARAVILLE est. 1861

I couldn't find very much information on Kannaraville. It is a small farming community just south of Cedar City. It was named after the Piute Chief Canarrah, and according to the town sign, it had an all women fire department in the 1960s.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Town #62: TOQUERVILLE est. 1858

Toquerville is a small town between Cedar City and Zion National Park. It is named after a Piute chief named Toquer. Chief Toquer was friendly to the Mormon pioneers, and some of them wanted to settle near his tribe. It was for a short time the county seat of Kane County until the county borders were changed, and it became a part of Washington County.

John and I think it is in one of the prettiest locations in Washington County.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Town #61: BEAVER CITY est. 1856

Beaver is the county seat of Beaver County. With around 3,000 residents, it is the largest town in the county. I couldn't find anything that said where it's name came from, so I am going to guess that there was a population of dam building rodents here at some point in time. This is me on my way to Zion National Park in May. I was regretting not bringing a coat. The breeze was cold.