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DAYS SERIES OF HISTORY ARTICLES

in the St. George News

"Days" is a great series of stories about people and places, industry and history in and surrounding the region of
southwestern Utah, inviting readers to explore these aspects of the region on a day trip.


ARTICLES

Branding day; today's cowboy
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, May 14, 2016

Fishing day; the B-4-Reel and a really bright trout at Otter Creek
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, June 23, 2016

History day; Virgin Town walkabout, once 'a dreadful place'
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, July 3, 2016

Way-stop day; take a step back in time at Cove Fort
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, July 17, 2016

Hot hiking day; Fruita, an oasis in the desert of Capitol Reef
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, July 31, 2016

Railroad day; Caliente is born, dies and revives
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, August 14, 2016

Rodeo day; a hometown girl's journey to the crown
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, August 28, 2016

Mining town day; Pioche, the roughest town in the Wild West
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, September 11, 2016

Ancients day; 100 hands of Moqui at Fremont Indian State Park
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, September 25, 2016

Homestead day; finding treasure at Frontier Homestead State Park Museum
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, October 29, 2016

Virgin Valley day; how Mesquite settlers wrestled the river, pierced the Gorge, welcomed a famous plane
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, October 23, 2016

Dinosaur day; unearthing ancient Lake Dixie, swimming dinosaurs
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, November 6, 2016

Veyo day; tenacious settlers and pies worth putting on the map
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, November 12, 2016

Mustang day; heart meets horse at Kayenta Korrals Wild Horse Sanctuary
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, December 4, 2016

Sorghum day; Dixie's other crop and a LaVerkin walkabout
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, December 18, 2016

Old Las Vegas day; before the neon and slots
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, January 1, 2017

Gold Butte day; the history and landscape of the nation's newest monument
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, January 15, 2017

Zane day; self-reliant people of the Escalante Desert valley
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, January 29, 2017

Emigrant destiny day: From love on the high seas to Hurricane Valley
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, February 12, 2017

Auction day; Getting to the meat of Cedar Livestock's weekly tradition
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, February 26, 2017

Airmail day; how St. George came to get mail from afar
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, March 12, 2017

Silk day; when cotton was king and silk was queen
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Parowan day; Young Jesse N. Smith's home in the 'Mother Town of the Southwest'
by Kathleen Lillywhite, St. George News, April 23, 2017

Broken link; but see 3/24/2019 below
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, May 7, 2017

New Deal day; relics and remembrances of the Civilian Conservation Corps
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, May 21, 2017

Broken link; but see 3/10/2019 below
by ???????????, St. George News,June 4, 2017

Petroglyph day; interpretations and mysteries of Parowan Gap
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, June 18, 2017

Cedar Breaks day; how early rivalry set the stage for the 'crown jewel of the Markagunt Plateau'
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, July 2, 2017 (Republished September 9, 2018)

Duck Creek day: A 'very cute village' first Movie Ranch, now ATV haven
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, July 16, 2019

United Order day; Southern Utah's version of communism
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, July 30, 2017

Fire lookout day; Modern-day Rapunzels on the Kaibab Plateau
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, August 13, 2017

Silver Reef day; the boom, bust and rebirth of a ghost town anomaly
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, August 27, 2017

Jacob Lake day; a rustic getaway en route to the North Rim
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, September 10, 2017

Farm day: Staheli and Western Legacy do more than just Halloween
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, September 24, 2017

Parkitecture history day; experiencing the Golden Age of Zion, Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon parks through their lodges
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, October 8, 2017

Red Cliffs day; reserve of the ancients, a Mexican village and Harrisburg
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, October 22, 2017

Butch Cassidy day; the notorious outlaw's legacy, both real and imagined, restored in Circleville
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, November 5, 2017

Hurricane Canal day; a story of pioneer visionaries and ditch riders
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, November 19, 2017

Broken link; but see 12/30/2018 below
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, December 3, 2017

Pioneer home day; Young and Hamblin homes stand as reminders of early pioneer legacy
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, December 17, 2017

CCC day; Leeds, the 'Taj Mahal' of Southern Utah's Civilian Conservation Corps legacies
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, December 31, 2017

Lee's Ferry day; all about the important pioneer river crossing, failed mining location and river rafting hub
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, January 14, 2018

Territorial Statehouse day; Fillmore's ill-fated mid 19th-century decision is now a historic jewel
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, January 28, 2018

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by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, February 11, 2018

Glen Canyon day; is the dam a tombstone or a giver of new life?
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, February 25, 2018

This is the history of the Zion shuttle and why it was remarkable for national parks. Today it's overburdened.
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, March 11, 2018

Eldorado Canyon day; from lawless gold mining mecca to a hoarder's dream
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, March 25, 2018

Goblin Valley day: a late-explored, otherworldly erosive spectacle
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, April 8, 2018

Zion Tunnel day; symbol of cooperation, marvel of engineering, a paradox today
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, April 22, 2018

Old Irontown day; 'Utah's first ghost town' provides a peek into pioneer iron production
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, May 6, 2018

Grafton day; this is the setting of pioneer toils, movie making and a ghost town
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, May 20, 2018

Cameron Trading Post day; this is the granddaddy of all way-stops when you head to the Grand Canyon
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, June 3, 2018

Timpanogos Cave day; a local treasure where 'fairyland' and science meet
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, June 17, 2018

Kolob history day: This is the story of 10 families who first made summer residence in the spot 'nearest where God dwells'
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, July 1, 2018

Topaz history day; the sobering story of Utah's version of the World War II concentration camp
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, July 15, 2018

Pine Valley day; the story of how the 'most beautiful sight' went from lumber supplier to summer retreat
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, July 29, 2018

Canyoneering history day; the art of epic adventures in narrow - and sometimes deadly - places
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, August 12, 2018

Terry Ranch day; stagecoach stop to nostalgic retreat
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, August 26, 2018

Cedar Breaks day; how early rivalry set the stage for the 'crown jewel of the Markagunt Plateau'
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, September 9, 2018 (Originally publishes July 2, 2017)

Mountain Meadows day; historical interpretation and healing over 160 years after Utah's darkest day
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, September 23, 2018

Thomas Judd's store day; from sheep supplies to nostalgic treats, the story of St. George's longest-running business
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, October 7, 2018

St. George Temple day; a significant, sacred beacon for over 140 years
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, October 21, 2018

Snow Canyon day; a breathtaking land of stark contrasts
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, November 4, 2018

Pipe Spring day; an epicenter of conflict and reconciliation on the Arizona Strip
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, November 18, 2018

Route 66 day; the history and nostalgia of Arizona's stretch of the 'Mother Road'
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, December 2, 2018

Lost City day; the continuing search for clues about Ancestral Puebloan life in southern Nevada
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, December 16, 2018

Valley of Fire day; Paiute hideout, blockbuster movie filming and red rock playground
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, December 30, 2018

Confluence Park day; hiking into the past - hydroelectric power generation and dairy farming
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, January 13, 2019

Leeds day; a Southern Utah town that really cares about preserving history
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, January 27, 2019

Dixie Red Hills day; a spring, a quarry and the birth of St. George as a recreation destination
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, February 10, 2019

Fort Pearce day; a 'wind break' and outpost defense against Indian raids that never happened
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, February 24, 2019

Kolob Canyons day; legends of Zion National Park's most accessible section
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, Marcch 10, 2019

Smith Mesa day; a hard history on 'the prettiest horizon in the world'
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, March 24, 2019

Rockville day; from water travails to sorghum production to an iconic restored bridge
by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News, April 7, 2019