Loren R. Webb

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

LOREN R. WEBB

(educator, journalist, author)

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mr. Loren Webb
U.S./Nevada History and World Geography Teacher
Saville Middle School
lrwebb@interact.ccsd.net


AVAILABILITY

Loren has volunteered to consult on the history of the dairy industry in Washington County; and on the history of mass media between 1861 to 2003 (including Washington County News, The Spectrum, the radio stations that operated during that time period and the two TV stations that had local reporters covering Washington County during that time). He is not current with information about the print media after 2003.


BIOGRAPHY

Loren Webb is a native of St. George and grew up working on his father's dairy farm. He graduated from Dixie College in 1977 with an associate's degree, then received his bachelor's degree in journalism and history in 1979 from Brigham Young University. Returning to BYU, he obtained his masters degree in Communications in 1981.

He has worked as a reporter in community journalism for several weekly newspapers in Southern Utah and Southeastern Nevada. He then worked 12.5 years for The Spectrum Newspaper as a reporter. He later went into secondary teaching, and taught English Composition and American Literature for three years at Uintah High School in Vernal, Utah. During his last two years at Uintah High School, he also taught a journalism class, advised the student newspaper, and assisted with editing the Vernal Express, a weekly newspaper in Uintah County.

For the past 10 years, he has taught 7th grade U.S. history in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nev. He is the author of "Milking Time; The History of Dairy Farming in Washington County, Utah."

Beginning in August 2013 and continuing through January 2014, he wrote a weekly historical feature article under the website heading, "Southern Utah Memories," located on KCSG.com in St. George.

He is an active member of the Washington County Historical Society.


PUBLICATIONS

Milking Time; The History of Dairy Farming in Washington County, Utah
Book by Loren R. Webb

"Southern Utah Memories" Articles by Loren R. Webb for KCSG.com
Southern Utah Memories: The Dixie Wine Mission,   July 15, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: Interstate 15 and the Scenic Virgin River Gorge,   July 20, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: The Founding of Pine Valley,   August 7, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: John Harmon Ence,   August 7, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: The Washington City Cotton Mill Factory,   August 12, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel Became a Key Road,   August 18, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: St. George Temple,   August 26, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: Montezuma's Treasure,   September 1, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: Armstrong's Landing on the Moon was Highlight of 1969 Scout Jamboree,   September 8, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: SkyWest Pilot Forgot About Landing Gear,   September 15, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: Father Scanlan Story,   September 22, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: U & I Sugar,   September 30, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: James Whitmore and Pipe Springs Tragedy,   October 6, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: James and Maria Davidson,   October 13, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: Utah Size and Shape,   October 20, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: Bigamy Case,   October 28, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: Anthony W. Ivins,   November 3, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: Heinrich Hug/Jacob Tobler,   November 11, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: Lack of Adequate Water Dooms Harrisburg Settlement,   November 17, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: Alex Joseph Story,   November 25, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: The Atomic Test Named Dirty Harry,   December 1, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: Earthquake Destroys Town of Hebron,   December 7, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: Newspapers of Washington County, Utah, 1864 to 1994 - Part 1 of a two-part series,   December 15, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: Newspapers of Washington County, Utah, 1864 to 1994 - Part Two,   December 23, 2012
Southern Utah Memories: Lytle Ranch story,   December 29, 2012   (replaced by 1/31/2014 article)
Southern Utah Memories: Telephone Operator Picketers Get a "Hosing" by Local Men Who Commandeer St. George City Fire Truck,   January 6, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Bloomington - From Broom Factory site to Utah's Palm Springs,   January 13, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Mormon Pioneer John Madison Chidester,   January 19, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Geiger Counter Murder story,   January 27, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Duncan's Retreat Ghost Town Story,   February 3, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Juliet Brier Story,   February 9, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: The History of the Dixie College Yearbook,   February 15, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Coral Canyon development realizes the dream of 'If you build it, they will come',   February 22, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Nellie McArthur Gubler; 'Elect Lady' of Santa Clara,   March 1, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Gunlock State Park; An Off the Beaten Path Gem in the Desert,   March 9, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Community Baptist Church grows with the community,   March 15, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Thomas Davenport; Parowan Potter, Poet, Music Composer and Community Leader,   March 22, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Webb Hill transformed from rural farming area to planned residential community,   March 29, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Cedar Pocket, Ariz.; a popular camping spot in the Virgin River Gorge,   April 5, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: B-52 Bomber crashes into Square Top Mountain on April 11, 1983,   April 12, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Jeff Bradshaw; remembered as one of St. George's finest athletes,   April 19, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Camp Lorenzo was part of the Cotton Mission,   April 26, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Cemetery and historical marker are main reminders of Hamblin ghost town site,   May 3, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Building of Hurricane Canal is a monument to dedicated builders,   May 10, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Honeymoon Trail provided the way to the St. George Temple for young couples,   May 17, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Ghost town of Atkinville once served as defacto headquarters for LDS Church,   May 24, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Shonesburg lingers on in memory,   May 31, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: The Muddy River Mission turns out to be a mixture of success and failure,   June 7, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Fort Harmony becomes mother community of Washington County,   June 13, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Drive-ins Bring Back Nostalgic Look into St. George's Past,   June 21, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Fort Pearce: a reminder of Native American and Pioneer relations,   July 5, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Big Arch Roller Rink was a skater's paradise,   July 5, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Coral Canyon development realizes the dream of 'If you build it, they will come',   July 12, 2013   (same as 2/22/2013)
Southern Utah Memories: Panaca Charcoal Kilns helped support Pioche and Bullionville mines,   July 19, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Cemetery and historical marker are main reminders of Hamblin ghost town site,   July 26, 2013   (same as 5/3/2013)
Southern Utah Memories: R&K Bookstore drew loyal patrons from the tri-state area,   July 28, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Parke and Emily Cox were the driving force behind Parke Cox Trucking Company,   August 2, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Pintura is second northern most community in Washington County,   August 9, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Pinto, Utah was a popular stop along the Old Spanish Trail,   August 16, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Star-lite Drive-in provided big screen summer time entertainment,   August 23, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: KDXU was the first radio station to operate in Washington County, Utah,   August 30, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Utah Highway Patrol trooper's 20 year career, included service on State Highway 91 and Interstate 15,   September 2, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Evan Whitehead investigated eight airplane crashes while sheriff of Washington County,   September 8, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Alan Boyack's service in the law included defense lawyer, family lawyer, and State Medical Examiner investigator,   September 23, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Alan Boyack's service in the law spanned duties as medical examiner, and family and defense attorney,   September 27, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Prohibition fails in Utah,   October 4, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Snow Canyon State Park was part of Orval Hafen's vision of a tourist mecca,   October 11, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Over time, Beaver Dam Lodge has attracted movie stars and common folk,   October 18, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Family-owned Utah Monument Company approaches 50th year of local service,   October 25, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Mt. Trumbull Schoolhouse Story,   November 1, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Grizzly bear that killed 200-300 head of cattle is killed in 1909 by Forest Service ranger,   November 8, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Santa Clara Farmer still works the land at 89,   November 15, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Las Vegas Fort was part of Mormon Church plan To establish missions between Salt Lake City and San Bernadino,   November 22, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Mesquite was settled as a farming community by LDS pioneer colonizers,   November 29, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Browse Guard Station and the redwood tree comprise unique part of Pine Valley Mountain,   December 6, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: My Christmas Hero,   December 13, 2013   (by Sharee Webb)
Southern Utah Memories: History of Toquerville,   December 20, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: A Brief History of Short Creek on the Utah-Arizona line to 1952,   December 26, 2013
Southern Utah Memories: Rockville replaces "Adventure" because of higher and safer land,   January 3, 2014
Southern Utah Memories: Dixie Bowl still maintains small town close knit ties,   January 10, 2014
Southern Utah Memories: Dixie Photo Studio,   January 17, 2014
Southern Utah Memories: New Year's Day Tragedy,   January 24, 2014
Southern Utah Memories: Lytle Ranch Preserve Draws Researchers,   January 31, 2014


REFERENCES

Loren Webb to Chronicle "SOUTHERN UTAH MEMORIES"
by Morgan Skinner, KCSG News
Published - 08/07/12