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Six people perished by fire at Fort Kanab on the windy night of December 14, 1870. Lost to the flames were five children and a wife of Levi Stewart, Founder of Kanab.
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From 1877 to 1927, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled this route to be united in eternal marriage in the St. George Utah Temple. Thus, the route was named the "Honeymoon Trail."
Families came from Ariz…
For the people of Kanab, this bell represents schools and the importance of learning. From its founding in 1870, Kanab citizens have been encouraged to obtain as much education as possible and to use it for the benefit of all. For the first two de…
Kanab gets its name from a anglicized form of the Piute word "willows", which grew abundantly along the creek banks.
The Kanab Fort was begun in 1864 under the direction of Jacob Hamblin as a protection from Indians and as a base to exp…
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The Kanab Library was built between 1939 and 1940 as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. The library is one of 226 buildings constructed in Utah under the WPA and is important in documenting the impact of New Deal programs in the state.…
The Ward Hall stood on the southwest corner of the Public Square. It was constructed in 1891 as a town hall to accommodate religious services, community meetings, school classes, recreation and amusement. The floor of the hall was elevated and com…
Although religious meetings were held in Kanab from its settlement in 1870, the town lacked a building with the dignity and atmosphere of a chapel. The people met in the Kanab Fort, various homes, in a bowery, and in the Ward Hall for their church…
In the spring of 1870 Brigham Young, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and former Governor of the Territory of Utah, passed through the area on a tour of southern Utah settlements. Upon his return to Salt Lake City, Pres…
Soon after pioneers founded the town of Kanab, they established school for both young and old. At first, school was held in the Kanab fort, but it soon became inadequate to meet the needs of the growing community. Then, a two-story brick school bu…