Old County Courthouse

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

WHAT'S NEW ON THE WCHS WEBSITE

(most recent items first; older ones will eventually disappear)

The WCHS website is so large that it is impossible to follow changes as they are made. There are updates
almost every day, some minor and some major. On this webpage we will try to highlight some of the major
ones that would be of the most general interest. They are ordered most recent (top) to oldest (bottom).



Video of Richard Kohler's 4th Saturday Silver Reef Museum lecture on July 28, 2018
Cottonwood Canal Water 1879-1898

New or upgraded webpages for:
Dixie Round-up
Enterprise Rodeo
Gunlock Rodeo
Veyo Rodeo
Old Hurricane City Dump
Old Shivwits Disposal Site
Old St. George City Dump
Old Washington City Dump
Washington County Landfill

New webpages for:
Book: "All That Was Promised: The St. George Temple and the Unfolding of the Restoration"
    by Blaine M. Yorgason, Richard A. Schmutz, and Douglas D. Alder
Book: "Dixie College: Monument to the Industry of a Dedicate People" by Edna J. Gregerson
Ellis Wilson Jones & Eva Cottam Jones
Hyrum Ellis Jones & Nancy Jane Hunt Jones
William Ellis Jones & Martha Vaughan Jones
James Wilson Hunt & Elizabeth Vaughan Hunt
Jacob Mica Truman & Elizabeth Boyce Truman
Thomas Cottam & Caroline Smith Cottam
Turkey Farm Road Water Tank
Journal of the Southern Indian Mission (handwritten) by Thomas D. Brown
Tuacahn High School
Chums

Interesting updates to:
Samuel Lorenzo Adams
Castle Cliff history
Thomas Punter Cottam & Emmaline Jarvis Cottam
George & Ann Pryor Jarvis
The Orson Pratt - Richard & Elizabeth Bentley Home
Hernia Dam

Trip reports with photos and other information have been produced for some of the Dixie Arizona Strip
Interpretive Association (DASIA) field trips. If available, there will be a link from the trip entry
in the Calendar History pages of this website. Here is a list of previous DASIA field trip reports:
5/26/2017:     Grand Gulch Mine
6/22/2018:     Nutter Twists Road and Last Chance Canyon
8/24/2018:     Mt. Trumbull BLM Admin Site and the Nampaweap Trail
10/26/2018:   Big Springs Admisistrative Center
11/30/2017:   Jumpup Canyon and the Jumpup Cabin
4/26/2018:     The Paria/Pahreah Townsite
5/24/2018;     Mt. Dellenbaugh and Surrounding Areas
6/28/2018;     Kanab Point

The very interesting book, "Utah in the World War, The Men Behind the Guns and the Men and Women
Behind the Men Behind the Guns" is now available online.
See http://wchsutah.org/documents/utah-world-war-book.php

New webpages for:
The story of the St. George Tabernacle Windows
The story of David & Willie Cannon and the Sego Lily

You can now contribute to the Juanita Brooks Statue Project online with a credit card or PayPal:
http://wchsutah.org/people/juanita-brooks-project.php

There is a new webpage for veteran's markers, monuments, and plaques:
http://wchsutah.org/people/veterans-markers.php

The "Utah's World War I Monuments" brochure is now available online,
http://wchsutah.org/people/veterans-ww1-1.pdf

Triggered by the 5/18/2018 Kent Powell Lecture, a book information webpage was created
for "Nels Anderson's World War I Diary", Also see the Nels Anderson webpage.

Doug Liston's book, Musicians of Southern Utah, is now available for download or viewing
as a single file and the text can be searched. See
http://wchsutah.org/documents/liston-musicians-book.php

Set up initial webpages for Phil & Emily Foremaster and their home:
http://wchsutah.org/people/phil-emily-foremaster.php
http://wchsutah.org/homes/phil-emily-foremaster-home.php

Set up an initial webpage for Nils & Gustava Capson of Virgin:
http://wchsutah.org/people/nils-gustava-capson.php

Updated the Thomas L. Kane webpage with links to the last Juanita Brooks Lecture about him
and links to two books by his wife about their travels through southern Utah in 1872-1873.
Thomas L. Kane webpage

Added the 34th and 35th Juanita Brooks Lectures to the complete set
Juanita Brooks Lecture Series

New starter webpages for
The Joseph Fish family of Enterprise
The John & Catherine Steele Family of Toquerville

Set up an index of all the aerial photos on the WCHS website,
http://wchsutah.org/photos/photos-aerial.php
Added labels to the objects in one 1950s aerial photo of downtown St. George,
http://wchsutah.org/photos3/wchs-03653a.php

Added a starter webpage for Asael K. & Marva Crosby Palmer of Hurricane.
Marva was the nurse for Dr. Clark McIntyre and then for most of Dr. Garth B. Last's practice.
http://wchsutah.org/people/asael-marva-palmer.php

Alex Boyé filmed a music video at 15 different locations in Washington County
in cooperation with the Dixie State University using local performers and staff.
http://wchsutah.org/videos/videos.php#million-dreams

Karen Monsen wrote a nice artice about the Dixie Red Hills Golf Course and the Sandstone Quarry Trail
and provided some nice related photos.
http://wchsutah.org/entertainment/dixie-red-hills-golf3.pdf
http://wchsutah.org/photos3/wchs-03642.php
through
http://wchsutah.org/photos3/wchs-03647.php
http://wchsutah.org/entertainment/dixie-red-hills-golf.php
http://wchsutah.org/roads/sandstone-quarry-trail.php
http://wchsutah.org/miscellaneous/sandstone-quarry.php

New updates on the Juanita Brooks Project including photos of the proposed statue
http://wchsutah.org/people/juanita-brooks-project.php

A new book information page
http://wchsutah.org/documents/mcarthur-eldon-denise-book.php

A collection of watercolor paintings by Beanna Gentry from the Washington City Historical Society
http://wchsutah.org/photos3/wchs-03593.php
through
http://wchsutah.org/photos3/wchs-03630.php

A nice biography of Samuel Lorenzo Adams and his wives added to his webpage
http://wchsutah.org/people/samuel-lorenzo-adams5.pdf
http://wchsutah.org/people/samuel-lorenzo-adams.php

New webpages for the Tech Ridge development and for Dixie Technology College:
http://wchsutah.org/buildings/tech-ridge.php
http://wchsutah.org/schools/dixie-tech.php

A video of Karen Monsen's lecture, "Skywatchers and Rock Art Solstice Markers" is online at
http://wchsutah.org/videos/videos.php#skywatchers

There is a new manuscript online with information about a lot of Washington county people:
http://wchsutah.org/documents/joshua-thomas-willis-story.php

Old photos of Hebron and the Enterprise Dam construction:
http://wchsutah.org/photos3/wchs-03631.php
http://wchsutah.org/photos3/wchs-03632.php
http://wchsutah.org/photos3/wchs-03633.php

New webpages:
http://wchsutah.org/businesses/forever-young.php
http://wchsutah.org/documents/joseph-kay-brooks-book.php
http://wchsutah.org/plants/plants.php
http://wchsutah.org/medicine/life-flight.php
http://wchsutah.org/medicine/medical-staff-2018.pdf

There have been very recent changes to the following webpages:
http://wchsutah.org/people/james-sarah-prince.php
http://wchsutah.org/water/black-knolls-reservoir.php

The WCHS is embarking on a project to honor Juanita Brooks with a bronze statue. While this is going on,
there will be frequent updates to the Juanita Brooks webpages on the WCHS website.
http://wchsutah.org/people/juanita-brooks.php
http://wchsutah.org/people/juanita-brooks-publications.php
http://wchsutah.org/people/juanita-brooks-project.php

The book, "Sunlight and Shadow, The Page Ranch Story" by Lisa Michele Church, is now available online.
http://wchsutah.org/documents/church-page-ranch-book.php