A monument to Alma Richards, Utah’s first Olympic gold medalist.
This is a monument to Alma Richards, the first Utahn to ever win a Gold Medal in the modern Olympic games. Joe Zaleski raised the funds and organized the effort to have this monument built in time for the torch run through Parowan when the Olympic torch was on its way to Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Near the Nevada border along Utah’s Highway 56.
The settlement was established as a railroad town in 1899 by the Utah and Nevada Railway. By 1905 it was on the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad route between Salt Lake City and Southern California.
Newcastle (also New Castle) is a census-designated place in southwestern Iron County, Utah. It lies along State Route 56 southwest of the city of Parowan, the county seat of Iron County. Its elevation is 5,312 feet. Although Newcastle is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 84756. The population was 247 at the 2010 census.
Kanarraville is thirteen miles southwest of Cedar City near I-15. The settlement was named for Kanarra (Quanarrah), a Piede Indian and leader of a Piute band. The band often camped where the community is located. Kanarra was killed after being thrown from a horse fourteen miles south of Cedar City.
I always liked the sign pictured above that says Kanarraville is the home of the only all women fire department.
The low ridge at the south end of This valley forms the south rim of the Great Basin, which in prehistoric times was the bed of a vast body of water now referred to as Lake Bonneville.
Lake Bonneville extended 350 miles to the north and was in places 145 miles wide with a maximum depth of 1050 ft. It’s shorline is clearly disernible on the mountain slopesfringing the basin through Red Rock Pass in what is now southern Idaho, the lake drained to the Pacific Ocean, it’s waters flowing down the Prtneuf, Snake, and Columbus rivers.
SCHOOLHOUSE – The second schoolhouse in Enoch was a two-story structure built on this site in 1917-1918. It was a brick building containing two classrooms, two libraries, two bathrooms and a furnace room. Only one room served as a classroom, and one was sometimes used as a playroom during the winter. Between twenty and thirty students a year attended this school in grades one through six. The building was used until Iron County bussed the students from Enoch to Cedar City. It was torn down some years later.
TITHING OFFICE – On the site across the street and one-half block to the west are the remains of the Bishop’s storehouse and tithing office. The wooden building, 20 feet by 17 feet 9 inches, had a tall peaked roof, an outside staircase, and looked like an ordinary granary. It contained bins both in the basement and on the main floor. These bins were used to store grain, potatoes and other crops that were brought in as tithing payments. Tithing produce was used to help those in need. Sometimes seed, such as wheat, was loaned to the farmers at planting time to be paid back after the harvest.
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