St. George, Utah

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History

In October, 1861, 309 families were sent to settle the St. George area by Brigham Young in Salt Lake City. Due to the warm climate their purpose was to raise crops of cotton, grapes, and mulberry bushes for silk. This was to fill the need for these items created by the Civil War. Called "Dixie" for it's warm, southern location and the ability to have several harvests. Named after George Smith who encouraged some scurvy plagued pioneers to eat raw potatoes for it's vitamin C. The cure worked making George the "Potato Saint" hence the name St. George.

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Resources

Biographies

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Church Records

Historical Newspapers

Societies, Museums and Libraries

Vital Records

Birth

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Death

  • Utah Department of Archives 1903 to 50 years ago
    Choices of search types - name, date of death (year, month, day, or any combination) and county.
    Images of actual death certificates.
  • Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the Family Search Historical Records. Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed. A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as ;the age, birth date, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence. For information on death prior to 1904 you can search the Utah State Burial Index.

Suggested Reading

  • Toquerville : oasis in the desert ; a history of Toquerville and the area [1]

Websites

Sources and Footnotes

  1. Gubler Naegle. Cherrie; Toquerville : oasis in the desert ; a history of Toquerville and the area WorldCat 263167913