Juanita Brooks

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

JUANITA BROOKS PROJECT

(Honoring Juanita Brooks with a statue in St. George)

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PROJECT SUMMARY

Juanita Brooks was one of the most influential historians to come out of Dixie. She attended BYU as a young
widow and single mother and received a master's degree from Columbia University. She settled in St. George
and taught at Dixie Junior College and then went on to become a great historian and gifted writer.

The Washington County Historical Society wants to recognize the contributions of this special woman and
honor her with a bronze statue in a prominent place in the City of St. George.


PROJECT DETAILS

A life size statue will be located on Town Square in St. George near the Dixie Academy Building
(now the St. George Children's Museum) where Juanita taught.

Noted local sculptor Annette Everett has been selected and has prepared a maquette of the statue. See
WCHS-03634   Sculptor's small preliminary model of the Juanita Brooks statue
WCHS-03635   Sculptor's small preliminary model of the Juanita Brooks statue
WCHS-03636   Sculptor's small preliminary model of the Juanita Brooks statue
WCHS-03637   Sculptor's small preliminary model of the Juanita Brooks statue
WCHS-03638   Sculptor's small preliminary model of the Juanita Brooks statue
WCHS-03639   Sculptor's small preliminary model of the Juanita Brooks statue
WCHS-03640   Sculptor's small preliminary model of the Juanita Brooks statue
WCHS-03641   Site of the proposed state on the Dixie State University campus

The budget for the statue is approximately $60,000.

It is anticipated that a second copy of the statue will be erected at Dixie State University adjacent to
the new Holland library building and requiring an additional $30,000.

Donations are being received by project manager Keith Cannon now. Checks should be made out to the
"WCHS Juanita Brooks Project" and given to Keith or mailed to Washington County Historical Society,
P. O. Box 404, St. George UT, 84771.


PROJECT HISTORY & STATUS

The Washington County Historical Society (WCHS) board has discussed and approved the project.
Keith Cannon has been made a Vice President of the WCHS and appointed Project Manager.
A special account for project funds has been set up at the WCHS bank and funds have started to be collected.
Preliminary talks have been held with the Brooks family, the City of St. George, a sculptor, and potential donors.
The site for the statue(s) has been selected and approval of the landowners received.
A flyer has been produced and printed.