Old County Courthouse

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


DOCUMENTS

This is a list of documents relating to the history of Washington County. Additional references may be found on the web pages for particular subjects on this website.

If you find other documents that should be listed here or if you have additional data, please contact us and we will update this data.


WCHS DOCUMENTS

WCHS Certificate of Incorporation and Initial Articles of Incorporation   4/25/1983
WCHS Employer Identification Number Assignment   6/5/1989
WCHS 501(c)(3) Determination Letter   8/26/1994
WCHS Solicitation Permit expiring 7/1/2018
WCHS By-Laws
WCHS Board Meeting Minutes

WCHS Membership Information

WCHS Business Card
WCHS Advertising Postcard
WCHS Quick Response (QR) Code   (Points to the WCHS website)

WCHS Spring/Summer 1995 Newsletter
WCHS Fall 1996 Newsletter
WCHS Winter 1997 Newsletter
WCHS Spring 1997 Newsletter
WCHS Winter 1997-1998 Newsletter
WCHS May/Jun/Jul 1998 Newsletter
WCHS Nov/Dec/Jan 1998-1999 Newsletter
WCHS Jan/Feb/Mar 2000 Newsletter
WCHS April 15, 2003 Newsletter
WCHS September 15, 2003 Newsletter
WCHS November/December 2003 Newsletter
WCHS March 2004 Newsletter
WCHS June 2004 Newsletter
WCHS December 2004 Newsletter
WCHS March 2005 Newsletter
WCHS June 2005 Newsletter
WCHS February 2008 Newsletter
WCHS 2009 Newsletter
There was no 2010 newsletter
WCHS 2011 Newsletter

Pioneer Courthouse Invitational Art Exhibit Posters

Audio Tour of Washington County on CD and Tape


BOOKS

A Brief History of Shoal Creek, Hebron, and Enterprise From 1862 to 1922
By Orson W. Huntsman of Enterprise, Utah
Published in 1929 in connection with the History Department of the Dixie College, St. George, Utah
Click here to download

A Century of Dixie State College, 1911-2011
By Douglas D. Alder, Ph.D.
Published by Dixie State College
See the information page.

A History of Cable Mountain
By Ted Deffendol
Cedar City: Southern Utah University Library Oral History Program, 1971

A History of Iron County: Community Above Self
By Janet Burton Seegmiller
Utah Centennial County History Series, 1998
Click here to read.
Click here to download in .pdf format.
    (237.70 MB, so it will take a very long time to load)

A History of Kane County
By Martha Sonntag Bradley
Utah Centennial County History Series, 1999
Click here to read.
Click here to download in .pdf format.
    (65.50 MB, so it will take a very long time to load)

A History of the St. George Cannery 1981-2011
Compiled by Karen Doty, Sonja Dodenbier, Dale Hicken, Brian Passey, and Russell Wood
August 2001
To view this document, click here. It may take a while to load.

A History of Utah and its National Parks
by Angus M. Woodbury
See the information page.

A History of Washington County From Isolation to Destination
By Douglas D. Alder and Karl F. Brooks
Utah Centenial County History Series
Published by the Zion National History Association
http://www.zionpark.org
See the information page.

A Little Piece of Zion: The St. George Town Lot - A Practical History
By Richard Kohler
Published by Flying Rebel Media, St. George, 2013
8.5" x 11" x 3/16", 108 pages
ISBN I978-0-615-91392-6, Paperback, $20.00
See the information page.

Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange's Three Mormon Towns
Edited by Mark Hedengren
See the information page.

David O. McKay Around the World
By Hugh J. Cannon
Paperback, 9" x 6" x 9/16", 242 pages, and downloadable in PDF format
ISBN-10: 1-932898-, ISBN-13: 978-1-932898-, First Edition (2005)
See the information page.

Dixie Folklore and Pioneer Memoirs
By Arthur Knight Hafen
St. George: Privately printed, 1961, 1964
Click here to download the 1961 version

Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries
Explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872 Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
By John Wesley Powell
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1875
To download a copy, click here (large file, may take a while).

Faith Flourishes in the Desert: A History of St. George Catholic Church
By Lorraine M. Boyce
Paperback, 134 Pages, 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
See the information page.

Far From Cactus Flat: The 20th Century Story of a Harsh Land, a Proud Family, and a Lost Son
By Lyman Hafen
See the information page.

From the Green Hills of England to the Red Hills of Dixie: The Story of William and Rachel Thompson Atkin
Book by Reid L. Neilson; Foreword by Susan Easton Black
with a Forward by Susan Easton Black
Atkin Family Historical Organization
Provo: Red Rock Publishing, 2000
See the information page.

From the Ground Up: The History of Mining in Utah
Edited by Colleen K. Whitley
Logan UT: Utah State University Press, January 1, 2006
To view, click here

Gathering in Harmony: A Saga of Southern Utah Families, Their Roots and Pioneering Heritage, and the Tale of Antone Prince, Sheriff of Washington County
Book by Stephen L. Prince
Spokane WA: Arthur H. Clark, 2004
Hardbound, 334 pages
See the information page.

Gazetteer of Utah and Salt Lake City Directory, 1874
Compiled and edited by Edward L. Sloan
Published by the Salt Lake Harold Publishing Company
The Washington County entry is on Pages 103-104
The Kane County entry (has towns that are now part of Washington County) is on Pages 70-71
A list of post offices in Utah is on Pages 50-51
For access to the entire document, click here

Geology Underfoot in Southern Utah
by Richard L. Orndorff, Robert W. Wieder, and David G. Futey
See the information page.

Historic Rockville, Utah
By Jane E. Whalen
See the information page.

Historical Buildings of Washington County, Volume 1
By the Washington County Historical Society
Sketches by Jon Bowcutt and text by Mary Phoenix
See the information page.

Historical Buildings of Washington County, Volume 2
By the Washington County Historical Society
Sketches by Jon Bowcutt and text by Mary Phoenix
1992
See the information page.

History of Health Care
By Douglas D. Alder, Ph.D.
See the information page.

History of Santa Clara, Utah "A Blossom in the Desert"
Compiled and edited by Joyce Wittwer Whittaker
Hardback,   572 Pages,   Illustrated
Published by the Santa Clara Historical Society
2003
See the information page.

History of the Jacob Tobler Family: Histories, pictures, and genealogies of Jacob Tobler, his four wives, and their children
by Sherri G. Anderson
Hardback,   395 Pages,   Illustrated
Published by the Santa Clara Historical Society
1999
See the information page.

History of the Woodward School, 99 Years, 1901 - 2000
By Heber C. Jones
Paperback, 8 1/2" x 11" x 3/16", 77 pages, and downloadable in PDF format
See the information page.

History of Utah, 1540-1887
By Hubert Howe Bancroft
San Francisco: The History Company Publishers, 1890
From Google Books

History of Utah, 1540-1887
Volume XXVI of the The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft
San Francisco: The History Company Publishers, 1889
From Google Books

History of Utah, 1540-1886
By Hubert Howe Bancroft
San Francisco: The History Company, 1889
From WebRoots

Honoring Juanita Brooks: A Compilation of 30 Annual Presentations from the Juanita Brooks Lecture Series
Compiled by Douglas D. Alder, Ph.D.
Published by the Dixie State University Press,   November 2014
See the information page.

Hospital CareCentennial: One Hundred Years of Caring, 1913 to 2013
From the Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center, 2013
See the information page.

I Was Called to Dixie
By Andrew Karl Larson
Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1961
Library Call Number M277.9248 Larson
See the information page.

Images of Faith: A Pictorial History of St. George, Utah
Photographs from the Lynne Clarke Collection
By Lynne Clark
Salt Lake City: Artistic Printing Company, 2012
See the information page

Immortal Pioneers: Founders of City of St. George, Utah
By Albert E. Miller
1946

J.E.J. - Trail to Sundown: Cassadaga to Casa Grande, 1817 to 1882, The Story of Pioneer Joseph Ellis Johnson
By Rufus David Johnson
Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1961. 516pp.
See the cover.

Journal of the Southern Indian Mission: Diary of Thomas D. Brown
edited by Juanita Brooks
175 pages
Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1972
To view, click here.
[Note: This is a large file and may take a while to load.]

Landmark and Historic Sites: City of St. George
From the St. George Community Development Department
First edition, July 2, 2009
Paperback, 8 1/2" x 11" x 1/2", 164 pages, and downloadable in PDF format
See the information page.

Landmark & Historic Sites: Informational Guide of Historical Sites within the City of St. George
From the St. George Community Development Department
Second edition, Revised 2011
Paperback, 8 1/2" x 11" x 5/16", 116 pages, and downloadable in PDF format
See the information page.

Landmark & Historic Sites: Informational Guide of Historical Sites within the City of St. George
From the St. George Community Development Department
Third edition, Revised 2015
Paperback, 8 1/2" x 11" x 5/16", 122 pages, and downloadable in PDF format
See the information page.

Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia
by Andrew Jensen, Assistant Church Historian
Volume 1, 1901
Volume 2, 1914
Volume 3, 1920
Volume 4, 1936
    Title Page, Preface 1, and Preface 2
    St. George Stake, Pages 591, 592, 593, 594, and 595

Leeds Historical Events in Bits & Pieces
By Wilma Cox Beal
Paperback, 8 1/4" x 10 3/4" x 1/2", 200 pages, and downloadable in PDF format
August 1996
See the information page.

Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History
By Gregory A. Prince
Hardcover, 7" x 10", 432 pages
University of Utah Press, May 2016
See the information page.

Making The Desert Bloom: The Story of Water and Power in St. George
Commemorating 50 years as a municipal water and power system 1942-1992
Published by the City of St. George in 1991
Paperback, 64 pages

Memories of a Country Doctor: Stories of the people he loved
By Garth B. Last, M.D.
See the information page.

Milking Time; The History of Dairy Farming in Washington County, Utah
By Loren R. Webb
Paperback, 291 pages
August 2010
See the information page.

Muddy Valley Recollections: 145 Years of Settlement
By Virginia "Beezy" Lani Tobiasson & Georgia May Bagshaw Hall
Hardback, 3 Volumes
See the information page.

Musicians of Southern Utah
Compiled by Doug Liston with H.C. & Kay Hunt and Carol Liston
Hardback, 11.25" x 8.5" x 1", 323 pages
ISBN: 0-9754460-2-9, Library of Congress Control Number 2005906248, First Edition (2005)
Library Call Number 780.92 Liston
See the information page.

Nancy: Nancy Jane Hunt Jones, 1877-1906
Compiled by Nancy LaVerne Jones Hirschi
Hardback, 11-1/2" x 9" x 1-1/2", 614 Pages
Privately Published - Heritage Press, 1986
See the information page.

Over the Rim: The Parley P. Pratt Exploring Expedition to Southern Utah 1849-1850
edited by William B. Smart and Donna T. Smart
270 pages
Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1999
To view, click here.
[Note: This is a large file and may take a while to load.]

Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah
by Frank Ellwood Esshom,
Salt lake City: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Company, 1913, 1332 Pages
To view the whole book, click here (may take a long time to load).
For information about the book and other forms of the book, click here.

Record of Marks and Brands for the State of Utah
Embracing All Marks and Brands Recorded to June 1st, 1901
Compiled and Published Under Provisions of an Act of the Legislature
Approved March 11, 1897,
by C. S. Tingey, State Recorder of Marks and Brands
To download a copy, click here   (large file, may take a while).

Red Hills of November
By Andrew Karl Larson

Researching a Historic Property
National Register Bulletin 39
by Eleanor O'Donnell, Architectural Historian
1991; Revised 1998
For the entire document (including pictures), click here   (large file, may take a while).

Romancing the Mesas: An Anecdotal History of the Settling of Southern Utah
Book by Ruth Cornelius and Russell B. Cornelius
WingSpan Press, 2007
Paperback, 236 pages
See the information page.

Saga of Three Towns: Harrisburg - Leeds - Silver Reef
by Marietta M. Mariger
Panguitch: Garfield County News, 1951
To download a copy, click here.

Salt of the Earth, The History of the Catholic Church in Utah, 1776-2007
By Bernice Maher Mooney and Msgr. J. Terrence Fitzgerald
Hardback, 391 Pages, 20.25" x 7.25" x 1.125"
ISBN: 978-0-87480-881-0
See the information page.

Santa Clara Public Schools, 1862-1972: A Memory Book of Santa Clara Schools
Compiled, edited, and typed by Joyce Wittwer Whittaker
Published for the Santa Clara Swiss Days, September 2000
See the information page.

Silver, Sinners & Saints: A History of Old Silver Reef, Utah
By Paul Dean Proctor and Morris A. Shirts
Palmer, Inc.
1991

Sorghumlapper and other stories
Edited by Reed Blake
See the information page.

Sorghum Lappers: A Folk History of Eastern Washington County
By Victor Hall
Hurricane: Privately printed by Victor Hall, 2003

Southern Paiute: A Portrait
By William Logan Hebner with photographs by Michael Plyler
Utah State University Press, 2010
8.5" x 11", 208 pages
ISBN 978-0-87421-754-4, Cloth, $34.95
ISBN 978-0-87421-755-1, E-book, $28.00
Click here for more information.

Splitting Raindrops
By Richa Wilson (Regional Architectural Historian, USDA Forest Service)
Administrative Facilities of the Dixie National Forest, 1902-1955
Historic Context Statement & Site Evaluations
Forest Service Report No. DX-04-946,   May 2004
To view the report, click here.

St. George: Outpost of Civilization, A Sesquicentennial History
By Richard Kohler
Published by Flying Rebel Media, St. George, 2011
8.5" x 11" x 0.375", 128 pages
ISBN 978-0-615-54458, Paperback, $20.00
See the information page.

Stone Diary, Solving the Mystery of the Western Message Petroglyphs
By Judy F. Hilbish, BS, MS, MD
Paperback,   9" x 6" x 1", 374 Pages
Published by the Lizard Hiss Studio, 2017
See the information page.

Sunlight and Shadows, The Page Ranch Story
By Lisa Michele Church
Hardback, 304 Pages, 8-5/8" x 11" x 1"
See the information page.

Telephone Books
The Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company,   May 1941
The Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company,   Spring 1954
The Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company,   Fall 1958
Mountain States Telephone,   October 1961
Mountain Bell,   September 1972

The Arduous Road: Salt Lake to Los Angeles, The Most Difficult Wagon Road in American History
By Edward Leo Lyman and Larry Lee Reese
Paperback, 108 Pages, 8.5" x 11" x 3/16"
Published by the Lyman Historical Research and Publishing Company
2001
ISBN: 0-9709525-0-3
See the information page.

The Old Spanish Trail, The Virgin River Basin, The Town of Santa Clara, and The George and Bertha Graff House
Booklet by Carol J. Condie
July 2010,   15 pages
See the information page

The Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1867   (1st edition)
Compiled and published by Henry G. Langley
The Washington County entry is on Pages 372-373
The Utah business directory is on Pages 559-562
A list of post offices in Utah is on Pages 28-29
For access to the entire document, click here

The Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78   (3rd edition)
Compiled and published by Henry G. Langley
Published by the Salt Lake Harold Publishing Compnay
The Utah general entry is on Pages 737-742
The Utah gazetteer and business directory is on Pages 743-883
The Utah business directory is on Pages 884-896
For access to the entire document, click here

The Story of Atkinville: A One-Family Village
By Grace Atkin Woodbury and Angus Munn Woodbury
Published by G. A. Woodbury,   Salt Lake City,   1957
See the information page.

The Utah Directory for 1883-84
Published by J. C. Graham & Co., 28 and 30 First South Street, Salt Lake City, Utah
The Washington County entry is on Pages 276-277
The Kane County entry (has towns that are now part of Washington County) is on Pages 261-262
For access to the entire document, click here

Toquerville, Oasis in the Desert - A History of Toquerville and the Area
Compiled and written by Cherrie Gubler Naegle
See the information page.

Under Dixie Sun: A History Of Washington County By Those Who Loved Their Forebears
Washington County Chapter, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers
See the information page.

Utah Business Directories (Gazetteers)
The Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1867   (1st edition)
The Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78   (3rd edition)
Gazetteer of Utah and Salt Lake City Directory, 1874
Utah Directory and Gazetteer for 18??
Utah Directory and Gazetteer for 1879-80
The Utah Directory for 1883-84
Utah Gazetteer, 1892-93

Utah Centennial County History Series
List of all documents in the series
A History of Washington County From Isolation to Destination
A History of Kane County
A History of Iron County: Community Above Self

Utah Directory and Gazetteer for 18??
The Washington County entry is on Pages 159-163
The St. George Temple entry is on Pages 196-198
The Utah telegraph and post offices are listed on Pages 269-272
Businesses are listed by town on Pages 302-314
For access to the entire document, click here

Utah Directory and Gazetteer for 1879-80
Compiled and edited by H. L. A. Culmer
Printed for H. L. A. Culmer & Co., Publishers, by J. C. Graham & Co., Book & Job Printers
The Washington County entry is on Pages 384-387
The Kane County entry (has towns that are now part of Washington County) is on Pages 358-361
The Utah post offices are listed on Pages 39-40
Officers of the St. George Stake are listed on Pages 22-23
For access to the entire document, click here

Utah Gazetteer, 1892-93
Published by Stenhouse & Co. and printed by the Salt Lake Litho Company
The Washington County entry is on Pages 275-276
The businesses are listed by town; see the index on Pages 41-42
The Utah post offices are listed on Pages 25-27
For access to the entire document, click here

Utah State Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1903-1904, Volume 2
Published by R. L. Polk & Co.,   1903
808 pages
To access online and search the document, click here
For access to the entire document, click here. (Large, so it will take a while to load)

Utah Place Names
By John W. Van Cott
University of Utah Press, 1990
453 pages
To search for a place name, click here

Utah's 'Dixie' Birthplace: Washington City, Utah
Compiled by Harold P. and Priscilla J. Cahoon
Published by the Washington City Historical Society
Soft Cover, 8.5 x 11, 282 pages & 300 photos
ISBN 1888106204, July 1996, List $29.95
Library Call Number M277.9248 Cahoon
See the information page.

Washington City "MONUMENT PLAZA"
May, 10, 2003
This document from the Washington City Historical Society contains histories by Harold P. Cahoon
    for people with statues being sculpted by Jerry Anderson for the Washington Monument Plaza.
See the information page.

Where Two Streams Meet: The Personal History of a Town
By Lyman Hafen
See the information page.

With Picks, Shovels & Hope: The CCC and Its Legacy on the Colorado Plateau
By Wayne K. Hinton with Elizabeth A. Green
Paperback, 8.5" x 7.5" x 0.6", 304 pages
ISBN-10: 0878425462, ISBN-13: 978-0878425464, First Edition (September 10, 2008)
See the information page.

Zion Album: A Nostalgic History of Zion Canyon
By J. L. Crawford
Springdale UT: Zion Natural History Association, 1986
ISBN: 0-915630-21-4
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 85-51614

Zion National Park: Towers of Stone
By J. L. Crawford
Springdale UT: Zion Natural History Association, 1988
ISBN: 0-917859-26-X
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 85-51614


ARTICLES & BROCHURES

A Century of Dixie State College of Utah
28th Annual Juanita Brooks Lecture
By Dr. Douglas D. Alder
Click here to download

A Tale About Gunlock (with Tongue in Cheek)
By Helen Gardener
Unpublished

An Ancient History
By Helen Gardener
Unpublished
An article about Indian petroglyphs along the Santa Clara River.

Building a Community: Teaching with Historic Buildings in Washington County
by Lisa Thompson
Salt Lake City: Utah Heritage Foundation, 2003
http://www.utahheritagefoundation.com/education/teachers-guides/79-washingtoncounty
To download, click here.

Bunkerville Wards History
Bunkerville Chapel Dedication Program Booklet
May 26, 1991

D-Week Traditions Remembered
Dixie State Magazine, Spring 2008, pp 8-9
http://www.dixie.edu/pr/magazine/08%20Spr%20Web.pdf

Dixie Regional 400 East Campus Remodel Uncovers History
By Brady White
Living Well, Summer 2010, Page 10
An article about the 1980s doctor's switchboard in the old DRMC hospital.

Elephant Butte - Shunesburg Mail Drop History
Researched and written by Dale Brittingham
August 2009
To download, click here.

Forces That Shaped Utah's Dixie: Another Look
By Melvin T Smith
Utah Historical Quarterly (UHQ),   Volume 47, Number 2 (Spring 1979)

Founding the Hurricane Bank
By Arnold Dixon
To view, click here

Goulds Shearing Corral And the BS Trail
Contributors: Alice Isom Gubler Stratton, Winferd Spendlove, Owen Sanders, et al.
Compiled and some writing by Victor Hall, April 2004.
To view, click here.

Grafton 'Rides' Again: Utah's most famous ghost time gets a new lease on life
By Reuben Wadsworth
Salt Lake Magazine, pp. 80-82

Gunlock Graveyards Tell a Story
By Helen Gardener
The Daily Spectrum: Lifestyle, 1/3/1990, Page 6
This is an article about the three graveyards in Gunlock.

Gunlock Ward History, January 1997 through December 1997
By Helen B. Gardener
Unpublished

Historic Context and Detailed Documentation of the Main Canyon Ditch, Town Ditch, Comanche Dam (42WS4376), and Comanche Ditch (42WS2507), New Harmony, Washington County, Utah
by Dale R Gourley and Jon Baxter (Bighorn Arhaeological Consultants, LLC)
for The Town of New Harmony and St. George Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management
Report Number 05-03
August 2005

History of Bloomington Utah
by Carolyn Reinbold
Unpublished paper, 1994

Hurricane Canal Narrative
by Victor Hall
February 12, 2012
To view, click here

Hurricane History
by Victor Hall
To view, click here

Jacob Hamblin: His Own Story
by Hartt Wixom, Dixie College
A biography.
November 7, 1998

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3/15/2000
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3/23/2011
3/28/2012
3/27/2013
3/26/2014
3/25/2015
3/23/2016    
" A Utah Moon: Perceptions of Southern Utah" by Charles S. Peterson
" A Sense of Humus: Scandinavian Mormon Immigrant Humor" by William Mulder
" The Scattering of the Gathered and the Gathering of the Scattered: The Mormon Diaspora in the Mid-Twentieth Century" by Jan Shipps
" The Truth is the Most Important Thing: A Look at Mark W. Hofmann, the Mormon Salamander Man" by Allen D. Roberts
" Behind Salamander: A Homespun Tragedy" by Linda Sillitoe
" The Saving Virtues, the Pardonable Vices" by Levi S. Peterson
" St. George and Nineteenth-Century Polygamy" by Larry M. Logue
" Twentieth Century Polygamy and Fundamentalist Mormons in Southern Utah" by Ken Driggs
" Juanita Brooks and Family Narratives" by William A. Wilson
" The Significance of Trivia" by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
" St. George Tabernacle and Temple: The Builders" by Leonard J. Arrington
" An Apostle in Exile: Wilford Woodruff and the St. George Connection" by Thomas G. Alexander
" In Search of the Spanish Trail" by C. Gregory Crampton and Steven K. Madsen
" From Isolation to Destination: The History of Washington County" by Karl Brooks and Douglas D. Alder
" Jacob Hamblin: His Own Story" by Hartt Wixom
  [No lecture this year]
" Young 'Tony' Ivins: Dixie Frontiersman" by Dr. Ronald W. Walker
" The Southern Utah Mission: New Views on Its Purpose and Accomplishments" by Wayne K. Hinton
" The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows Massacre: Toward a Consensus Account and Time Line" by Robert H. Briggs
" St. George and the Dixieites: George A. Smith as 'Father of the Southern Settlements'" by Dean L. May
" Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington: Eliza R. Snow Smith's Visit to Southern Utah" by Jill Mulvay Derr
" Folklore of Dixie: Past and Present" by William Albert (Bert) Wilson
" A Bird's-eye View of Erastus Snow's St. George" by Lowell C. Bennion
" Utah's Dixie: A View From Across The Cultural Divide" by W. Paul Reeve
" Maurine Whipple and Her Joshua" by Veda Tebbs Hale
" Revisiting the Massacre at Mountain Meadows" by Glen M. Leonard
" Southern Paiute Relations With Their Early Dixie Mormon Neighbors" by Edward Leo Lyman
  Click here to listen to an audio recording made by Carl Rich of http://www.dixietoday.com.
" A Century of Dixie State College of Utah" by Dr. Douglas D. Alder
" Hopeful Odyssey: Nels Anderson, Boy Hobo, Desert Saint, Wartime Diarist, Public Servant, Expatriot Sociologist" by Dr. Charles S. Peterson
" Antone B. Prince: Washington County Sheriff, 1936-1954" by Stephen L. Prince
" Clash of the Legal Titans: The First Trial of John D. Lee" by Richard E. Turley Jr.
" Slickrock Missions: Jacob Hamblin's Communitarian Expeditions Across the Colorado" by Todd Compton
" Brigham's Bastion: "Winsor Castle" at Pipe Springs and It's Place in the Great Game" by John A. Peterson

Life in a Village Society, 1877-1920
By Charles Sharon 1927- Peterson
Utah Historical Quarterly, Vol. 49, No. 1, Winter 1981

Life in Grafton
by Victor Hall
This article is based on accounts by Grace Atkin Woodbury and Bertha Wood Hall

Lions Twenty-seventh Annual Dixie Roundup
Program: August 31 to September 2, 1961
St. George, Utah
Click here to download

Making the Desert Blossom: Public Works In Washington County, Utah
BYU Master of Arts Thesis by Michael Lyle Shamo
August 2010
Click here to download

My Favorite Places: Treasure In Washington County
By Bart Anderson
Senior Sampler, 4/18/2008, Page 5
This article talks about New Harmony, Mountain Meadows, and Silver Reef.

Notes On The History Of The Kolob Canyons
By Steven H. Heath
Senior Sampler, Late 2010

Old Grafton, History of Grafton, Utah (1861-1921)
By James T. Jones
To view, click here

Old Warriors Stand in Testament of Time
By Helen Gardener
The Daily Spectrum, 2/2/1990
This is an article about three barnes in Gunlock.

Opera House Stars During Historic Buildings Tour in Dixie's Downtown
By Susan Crook
The St. Daily Spectrum, 1/5/2012, Page C04

Personal History of Theo Woodrow Pollock
Transcription of tapes recorded by Woodrow Pollock describing his life from 1916 to 1964.
June 2001

Pinto or Pato - Historians Split Over Town's Name
Newspaper clipping

Pools of Living Water: No Longer a Thirsty Land?
by Bruce C. Hafen
BYU Studies Quarterly,   Volume 51, Number 1 (2012),   Pages ???

Remembering the "C's", A Local Man's Account
By Helen Gardener
Southwest Utah Magazine, Pages 13,14, 16

Selected Topics Related To Hurricane, Utah
This collection of articles was written and/or compiled by Victor Hall, 2003.

Sons of Utah Pioneers Hear of Ghost Towns
Newspaper clipping about Pinto and Hamblin

Southern Paiute Relations With Their Early Dixie Mormon Neighbors
27th Annual Juanita Brooks Lecture
By Edward Leo Lyman
Click here to download

St. George 5th and 6th Wards Bishops Recognition Day
Program, October 29, 1978
This document has photos and biographies of all the bishops to date.
Click here to download

St. George "Our Centennial" Program (1861-1961)
August 27 to September 4, 1961
Souvenir Edition
Click here to download

Temple Prophesy and Warning: Harmony Valley, Utah
by L. Karen Platt, MS, MSW
Published by the Platt Family Records Center,   2013
Click here to download

The College a Community Built: Part II
By Lyman Hafen
Dixie State Magazine, Spring 2011, pp. 3-5, 26, and 6-9

The First Christmas in St. George - 1861
By Mary Pheonix
In http://www.dixietoday.com/history.html

The Geology of Quail Creek State Park
by Robert F. Biek
A brochure

The Hurricane Canal
by Victor Hall
To view, click here

The Hurricane Canal, 1893 - 1904 and 1904 - 1985
by Victor Hall
To view, click here

The People's Progressive Telephone Company, 1912-17: The Dream and the Reality
By Helen B. Gardener and Quenton T. Bowler
Utah Historical Quarterly, Pages 79-94

The St. George Utah Temple
Facts, Summary History, and History
Click here to download

Utah's Dixie, The Cotton Mission
Edited by A. R. Mortensen
Utah Historical Quarterly
Volume 29, Number 3, July 1961

Virgin Water: Below the Confluence
by Richard Kohler
To view, click here

Washington County Centennial Program
April 9-15, 1947
To view, click here   [Poor copy]


MISCELLANEOUS

Newspaper article about Washington County School District salaries for 1969-1970
Handwritten notes on the St. George Kindergarten by Vernon Worthen
A brief history of West Elementary School in St. George
Dedicatory program for the West Elementary School, February 16, 1956
Financial report for the first year of West Elementary School, May 21, 1956
West Elementary School 1963-1964 calendar
West Elementary School 4/1/1993 Redbook Best School Award
West Elementary School closed campus - Judd's Store controversy
Article about the creation of the "Roadrunner" tile mural in the West Elementary School multipurpose room
Article and photo about the West Elementary School remodeling around 1983-1987
Article about the closing of West Elementary School

List of historic stories and articles in the DUP Museum

Historic Grafton Pamphlet

Hyrum Lorenzo Reid, "Early History of Utah's Dixie".
Provo: Brigham Young University, Thesis/Dissertation, 1931.

R. Paul Thompson, "Eighty Years of Music in St. George, Utah 1861-1941".
Provo: BYU Music Department, Thesis, 1952.


PERIODICALS

BYU Studies Quarterly
Click here to search for and download articles.
Some articles can be downloaded for free; others and entire issues can be downloaded for a charge. Subscribers can download articles or entire volumes at no charge.

inSide St. George
Click here for the inSide page on the City of St. George website.
Click here for WCHS information on the magazine.

Journal of Mormon History
Click here to search or download copies.

Utah Digital Newspapers
http://digitalnewspapers.org
Has searchable images of old newspapers from Utah:
Washington County News (January 30, 1908 through December 1923)
Deseret News (weekly June 1850 through December 1898 and daily 1899 through 1910)
Salt Lake Tribune (April 1871 through June 1899)
and many others...

Utah Historical Quarterly
List of Utah Historical Quarterly issues
All but the latest issues are online at
    http://utahhistory.sdlhost.com
Information about the lastest issue is at
    http://heritage.utah.gov/history/current-issue
1928-1995 (Volumes 1-63) tables of content are online at
    http://www.xmission.com/~drudy/ushs/uhq.html
A list of unpublished Utah Historical Quarterly manuscripts is online at
    http://archives.utah.gov/research/inventories/27265.html

Western Historical Quarterly
Western History Association
http://www.usu.edu/whq/history.htm


COLLECTIONS

Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, WPA Federal Writers' Project Collection
Washington County Utah, List of WPA Manuscripts
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utwashin/wpa/index.html

Platt Library
The Collected Papers of Lyman D. Platt


FORMS

Time and Expense Reporting Form (.pdf)
Time and Expense Reporting Form (.jpg)
Sample Oral History Consent Form
" Microsoft Word (.doc) Form
Guide For Preparing National Register Nominations
National Register of Historic Places - Registration Form
" Microsoft Word (.doc) Form
National Register of Historic Places - Continuation Sheet
" Microsoft Word (.doc) Form
National Register of Historic Places - Continuation Sheet (Photos)
" Microsoft Word (.doc) Form