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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

HISTORIC ST. GEORGE LIVE!

(Historic Tours in St. George, Utah)

DESCRIPTION

Historic St. George Live! is a tour of historic venues in St. George, Utah. A minibus takes participants to various
locations where costumed volunteers take the part of early pioneers talking about their times and places.
Restrooms and water are available at each venue.

Meet Brigham Young, Jacob Hamblin, and Erastus Snow. Or have Orson Pratt show you an odometer like
the ones used in crossing the Plains in the 1850s. Add to the mix a pioneer mother and Judge John Menzies
Macfarlane
conducting a trial for stealing water and you get a full morning's entertainment.

The purpose of the tour is for guests to interact with the pioneers, to see a replica of the odometer that crossed
the Plains, participate in an irrigation trial, hear the stories of the settlers, and gain a new appreciation for those
who came before us.

Historic St. George LIVE! is planned to entertain family and school reunions, youth and church classes,
women's and business lunch clubs, newcomers, long-time residents, tourists and bus tours. Volunteers include
prominent residents of Washington County, mostly retired, who devote a week each summer to playing the part
of the pioneer, day captain, bus driver, or tour guide.

Locations on the tour include:
The St. George Social Hall
The St. George Opera House
The Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) McQuarrie Memorial Museum
The Old Pioneer Courthouse
The Brigham Young Winter Home & Office

Tickets can be purchased at the St. George Art Museum. They are $3 per person for ages 12 and older;
children are free when accompanied by an adult. The ticket also admits one person to the Art Museum.
For more information, contact Carolyn Prisbrey at (435)703-9924 or the Community Arts Division at
(435)627-4510.


STARTING LOCATION

Diagram of the starting location

The 2-hour tours begin at 10 a.m. daily on Tuesdays through Saturdays, June 1 through August 31, 2017.
A pre-tour with a wool spinner, an Indian flute, and pioneer children's games is at 9:45 each day.

St. George Art Museum in the Pioneer Center for the Arts
47 East 200 North, St. George UT 94770
(across from the Main Post Office).

37° 6' 43.03" North Latitude,   113° 34' 57.12" West Longitude
37.1120° North Latitude,   113.5825° West Longitude
2,805 feet (855 meters) MSL


HISTORY

This is the 21st season for Historic St. George Live!


PHOTOS

TBD


REFERENCES

TBD