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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

NORTHROP, UTAH

LOCATION

In the upper Virgin River area at the forks of the Virgin River.


HISTORY

Isaac Behunin was called to the Cotton Mission in 1861 and was one of the early settlers in the Upper Virgin River Area. He settled at Northrup at the forks of the Virgin River in December 1861 with two other settlers. They lived in close proximity to a large clan of friendly Perrusit Indians with whom they learned to converse. Isaac and his family lived in their wagon and a made-shift shelter while it rained for more than a month. The Virgin River became a raging torrent and washed away much of the farmable soil. In January of 1862, after the flood, he moved further up Zion Creek Fork, built a home, farmed, and was one of the first settlers of Springdale.


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