Cedar City

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Cedar City was first settled on November 11, 1851, with the arrival of a group of 35 men to establish an ironworks. Beginning with the demise of the ironworks in 1858, the town's economy became agrarian in nature, though iron mining continued strongly through World War II and into the 1980s. The coming of the railroad to Cedar City in 1923 exposed Utah's national parks to the world of tourism, and Cedar City was touted as the "Gateway to the Parks." The railroad also provided an outlet for the products of the iron mines. The Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Festival City USA designation, and the Utah Summer Games propelled Cedar City into a new era.
ISBN: 9780738595009
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Utah
Series: Images of America
Images: 199
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jennifer Hunter collaborated with Cedar City native Gerald R. Sherratt to record the inspirational story of the founding of Cedar City with its rich heritage. The government offices of Cedar City graciously opened up their archives and donated pictures for use in this book, as did the Iron Mission State Park Museum.
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