Cedar City, Utah
Cedar City is the largest city in Iron County, United States. It is located 250 miles south of Salt Lake City, 170 miles north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15, it is the home of Southern Utah University, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Utah Summer Games, the Neil Simon Theatre Festival, other events. As of the 2010 census the city had a population of 28,857, up from 20,257 in 2000; as of 2016 the estimated population was 31,223. The presence of prehistoric people in the Cedar City area is revealed by rock art found in Parowan Gap to the north and Fremont sites dated to A. D. 1000 and 1300. Ancestors of the present-day Southern Paiute people met the Dominguez–Escalante expedition in this area in 1776. Fifty years in 1826, mountain man and fur trader Jedediah Smith traveled through the area exploring a route from Utah to California. Cedar City was settled in late 1851 by Mormon pioneers originating from Parowan, who were sent to build an iron works; the site, known as "Fort Cedar" or "Cedar City", was equidistant from vast iron deposits 10 miles west and coal resources 10 miles east up Cedar Canyon, but was named after the abundant local trees.
Two companies of men led by Henry Lunt reached the fort site in a blizzard on November 11, 1851, making that date the official founding. In 1855, a new site, closer to the iron works and out of the flood plain of Coal Creek, was established at the suggestion of Brigham Young. Cedar City was incorporated on February 18, 1868; the iron works closed in 1858. The completion of a railroad connection to Cedar City in 1923 established the area as a tourism gateway to nearby Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument. Cedar City continues to be a center of tourism, commercial development and the arts in southwestern Utah; the city has shared in the rapid growth of much of southwestern Utah since the late 1980s. Cedar City is located in the southeast Great Basin, is about 20 miles north of the northeastern edge of the Mojave Desert, its elevation of 5,846 feet gives it a cooler and less arid climate compared to the nearby Dixie region, but it retains its cultural ties to St. George—the two cities, for example, share a daily newspaper.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.1 square miles, none of, covered with water. The city is located on the western edge of the Markagunt Plateau, in a high desert valley, Cedar Valley, with no ocean drainage; the climate is the typical cool semi-arid climate of the Mountain West, though snowfall can be quite heavy, reaching a historical maximum of 36.9 inches in January 1949. Interstate 15 connects the city with St. George and Las Vegas to the southwest, to Interstate 70 and Salt Lake City to the north. State roads connect Cedar City with Panaca, near US 93. Similar to St. George, the city enjoys an excellent location on the West's regional transportation network. Los Angeles is 439 miles southwest and San Diego is 500 miles southwest on Interstate 15, Phoenix is 465 miles south via Interstate 15 and US-93, Denver is 580 miles northeast via Interstates 15 and 70. A branch line of the Union Pacific Railroad serves customers on the western outskirts of the city.
The branch connects to the railway's main line at Lund. Cedar City Regional Airport offers flights via Delta Connection; as of the census of 2000, there were 20,527 people, 6,486 households, 4,682 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,021.8 people per square mile. There were 7,109 housing units at an average density of 353.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 92.06% White, 2.53% African American, 1.11% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.33% Pacific Islander, 1.65% from other races, 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.14% of the population. There were 6,486 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.8% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.37.
In the city, the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 27.4% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 14.0% from 45 to 64, 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.. The median income for a household in the city was $32,403, the median income for a family was $37,509. Males had a median income of $31,192 versus $19,601 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,057. About 14.5% of the families and 22.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under the age of 18 and 4.2% of those 65 and older. Cedar City is served by the Iron County School District. Cedar City is home to Southern Utah University The economy is centered on a small manufacturing hub, Southern Utah University, home construction. Christine Cavanaugh, voice actress in Dexter's Laboratory and Rugrats Ally Condie, author of the best-selling Matched series and the book Atlantia.
Washington County, Utah
Washington County is a county in the southwestern corner of Utah, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 138,115, making it the fifth-most populous county in Utah, its county seat and largest city is St. George; the county was created in 1852 and organized in 1856. It was named for the first President of George Washington. Washington County experienced the fifth-highest job-growth rate in the United States at one point. A portion of the Paiute Indian Reservation is in western Washington County. Washington County comprises UT Metropolitan Statistical Area; the earliest settlement was Fort Harmony in 1852. Santa Clara was established in 1854 as a mission to the natives. Hamblin and Pinto were settled along the Los Angeles - Salt Lake Road in 1856, as was Gunlock in 1857. Next came the settlements established as colonies to grow cotton, before the beginning of the American Civil War, they were located along the Virgin River, in the warmer climate below the Great Basin, called Utah's Dixie.
The first were Virgin, Washington in 1857. Heberville and Toquerville followed in 1858, Grafton and Pine Valley in 1859, Adventure in 1860, Duncans Retreat, Shonesburg and St. George in 1861. Fort Harmony, Northrup were abandoned and Santa Clara, St. George, Harrisburg, Heberville and Duncans Retreat, were nearly destroyed by the Great Flood of 1862 that followed 44 days of rainfall in January and February 1862. New Harmony and Rockville were founded in 1862 by settlers flooded out of Fort Harmony, Adventure and other places in the vicinity. Harrisburg was relocated. Shoal Creek called Hebron, was a ranching community established in 1862 in the west of the county. Leeds was settled in 1867, Silver Reef was a mining town begun in 1875 and abandoned by 1891 due to the collapse in silver prices; the Utah Territory legislature created Washington County on March 3, 1852. It was not organized at that time, it was attached to Iron County for administrative and judicial purposes; this continued until February 23, 1856 when the organization was completed, Saint George was listed as the county seat, the attachment to Iron was terminated.
The county boundaries were altered a dozen times after that. Washington County lies at the SW corner of Utah, its south border abuts the north border of the state of Arizona and its west border abuts the east border of the state of Nevada. Its terrain is arid, with little area devoted to agriculture, it is a mixture of flat stretches. The terrain slopes to the west; the county's highest point is Signal Peak in the Pine Valley Mountains, at 10,369' ASL. The county has a total area of 2,430 square miles, of which 2,426 square miles is land and 3.6 square miles is water. The elevation varies from 2,178 to 10,365 feet in elevation. Washington County is made up of three major geographic areas. Most of the population is centered in the south-central part of the county near the Arizona border. Most national shopping and hospitality chains are located here, along with several local businesses; the climate of this section of the county is typical of the Mojave Desert. Most homes are located in subdivisions.
In Downtown St. George, several local restaurants and stores call this area home, despite its compact size, it tends to attract many locals and tourists alike. To combat the sprawl and promotion is being projected inward to the central area of St. George, with many new centrally located developments being planned and constructed; the center of the city, or downtown contains Dixie State University, the only 4-year college within a 50-mile radius. Dixie High School is located in the downtown area. Most commercial and industrial lots exist in the eastern portion of the Greater St. George Area in eastern St. George and Washington, where land is less expensive and closer to Interstate 15, making it a more viable option for shopping and dining. Expanding suburbs exist there in an area known as Washington Fields. Large irrigated farms have been sold to commercial and residential developers to make way for the anticipated need of more housing and business. Pine View High School serves the east side and Washington.
A new high school is being planned for Washington Fields. The western portion of the urban area contains the suburbs of Santa Clara and Ivins, the neighborhoods of Green Valley, Dixie Downs and Tonaquint. While there is still some commercial and few industrial lots, land is more expensive due to the scenic vivid-red cliffs and volcano lava fields, along with the close proximity to Snow Canyon State Park; this has resulted in the construction of many resort-style communities and gated subdivisions such as Entrada and the Palisades. Abundant luxurious housing exceeds $1,000,000 in price. However, there still are older houses that tend to be more affordable. Thi
Toquerville is a city in Washington County, United States. The population was 1,370 at the 2010 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.2 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 910 people, 282 households, 236 families residing in the town; the population density was 64.3 people per square mile. There were 325 housing units at an average density of 23.0 per square mile. On July 12, 2007, the City Council approved the development of 3000 households; the racial makeup of the town was 97.03% White, 0.11% African American, 0.88% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.86% of the population. There were 282 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.0% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 16.3% were non-families. 14.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 3.23 and the average family size was 3.56. In the town the population was spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 19.6% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males. The median income for a household in the town was $34,038, the median income for a family was $36,146. Males had a median income of $26,964 versus $20,938 for females; the per capita income for the town was $12,713. About 10.7% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over. Toquerville was named after an early Paiute chief; the population has grown from only 19 families in the late 1800s. Toquerville's proximity to Zion National Park has created a healthy tourism economy where the community traditionally had depended on agriculture.
Although it was still a town at the 2000 census, Toquerville became a city at the end of 2000. List of cities and towns in Utah Official website
Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing and hardware. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies, alongside Amazon and Facebook. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph. D. students at Stanford University in California. Together they own about 14 percent of its shares and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock, they incorporated Google as a held company on September 4, 1998. An initial public offering took place on August 19, 2004, Google moved to its headquarters in Mountain View, nicknamed the Googleplex. In August 2015, Google announced plans to reorganize its various interests as a conglomerate called Alphabet Inc. Google is Alphabet's leading subsidiary and will continue to be the umbrella company for Alphabet's Internet interests. Sundar Pichai was appointed CEO of Google.
The company's rapid growth since incorporation has triggered a chain of products and partnerships beyond Google's core search engine. It offers services designed for work and productivity, email and time management, cloud storage, instant messaging and video chat, language translation and navigation, video sharing, note-taking, photo organizing and editing; the company leads the development of the Android mobile operating system, the Google Chrome web browser, Chrome OS, a lightweight operating system based on the Chrome browser. Google has moved into hardware. Google has experimented with becoming an Internet carrier. Google.com is the most visited website in the world. Several other Google services figure in the top 100 most visited websites, including YouTube and Blogger. Google is the most valuable brand in the world as of 2017, but has received significant criticism involving issues such as privacy concerns, tax avoidance, antitrust and search neutrality. Google's mission statement is "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful".
The companies unofficial slogan "Don't be evil" was removed from the company's code of conduct around May 2018. Google began in January 1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University in Stanford, California. While conventional search engines ranked results by counting how many times the search terms appeared on the page, the two theorized about a better system that analyzed the relationships among websites, they called this new technology PageRank. Page and Brin nicknamed their new search engine "BackRub", because the system checked backlinks to estimate the importance of a site, they changed the name to Google. The domain name for Google was registered on September 15, 1997, the company was incorporated on September 4, 1998, it was based in the garage of a friend in California. Craig Silverstein, a fellow PhD student at Stanford, was hired as the first employee. Google was funded by an August 1998 contribution of $100,000 from Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun Microsystems.
Google received money from three other angel investors in 1998: Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, Stanford University computer science professor David Cheriton, entrepreneur Ram Shriram. Between these initial investors and family Google raised around 1 million dollars, what allowed them to open up their original shop in Menlo Park, California After some additional, small investments through the end of 1998 to early 1999, a new $25 million round of funding was announced on June 7, 1999, with major investors including the venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia Capital. In March 1999, the company moved its offices to Palo Alto, home to several prominent Silicon Valley technology start-ups; the next year, Google began selling advertisements associated with search keywords against Page and Brin's initial opposition toward an advertising-funded search engine. To maintain an uncluttered page design, advertisements were text-based. In June 2000, it was announced that Google would become the default search engine provider for Yahoo!, one of the most popular websites at the time, replacing Inktomi.
In 2003, after outgrowing two other locations, the company leased an office complex from Silicon Graphics, at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View, California. The complex became known as the Googleplex, a play on the word googolplex, the number one followed by a googol zeroes. Three years Google bought the property from SGI for $319 million. By that time, the name "Google
Springdale is a town in Washington County, United States. The population was 529 at the 2010 census, it is located outside the boundaries of Zion National Park, is oriented around the resulting tourist industry. It was settled as a Mormon farming community in 1862 by evacuees from the flooding of nearby Northrop. Springdale was named one of the 20'prettiest towns' in the United States by Forbes Traveler in 2008. Springdale is located at an elevation of 3,900 feet. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.6 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2010, there were 529 people, 252 households, 137 families residing in the town; the population density was 115 people per square mile. There were 327 housing units at an average density of 71.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 90.2% White, 0.9% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 5.7% from other races, 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.2% of the population.
There were 252 households out of which 15.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 45.6% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.67. In the town, the population was spread out with 15.3% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 20 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 35.4% from 45 to 64, 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.6 males. For every 100 women age 18 and over, there were 106.5 men. As of 2000, the median income for a household in the town was $41,607, the median income for a family was $51,500. Males had a median income of $34,063 versus $26,667 for females; the per capita income for the town was $25,593. About 8.3% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.
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Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the U. S. on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest by area, 31st-most-populous, 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States. Utah has a population of more than 3 million according to the Census estimate for July 1, 2016. Urban development is concentrated in two areas: the Wasatch Front in the north-central part of the state, which contains 2.5 million people. Utah is bordered by Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south, Nevada to the west, it touches a corner of New Mexico in the southeast. 62% of Utahns are reported to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, making Utah the only state with a majority population belonging to a single church. This influences Utahn culture and daily life; the LDS Church's world headquarters is located in Salt Lake City. The state is a center of transportation, information technology and research, government services, a major tourist destination for outdoor recreation.
In 2013, the U. S. Census Bureau estimated. St. George was the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States from 2000 to 2005. Utah has the 14th highest median average income and the least income inequality of any U. S. state. A 2012 Gallup national survey found Utah overall to be the "best state to live in" based on 13 forward-looking measurements including various economic and health-related outlook metrics. A common folk etymology is that the name "Utah" is derived from the name of the Ute tribe, purported to mean "people of the mountains" in the Ute language. However, the word for people in Ute is'núuchiu' while the word for mountain is'káav', offering no linguistic connection to the words'Ute' or'Utah'. According to other sources "Utah" is derived from the Apache name "yuttahih" which means "One, Higher up" or "Those that are higher up". In the Spanish language it was said as "Yuta", subsequently the English-speaking people adapted the word "Utah". Thousands of years before the arrival of European explorers, the Ancestral Puebloans and the Fremont people lived in what is now known as Utah, some of which spoke languages of the Uto-Aztecan group.
Ancestral Pueblo peoples built their homes through excavations in mountains, the Fremont people built houses of straw before disappearing from the region around the 15th century. Another group of Native Americans, the Navajo, settled in the region around the 18th century. In the mid-18th century, other Uto-Aztecan tribes, including the Goshute, the Paiute, the Shoshone, the Ute people settled in the region; these five groups were present. The southern Utah region was explored by the Spanish in 1540, led by Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, while looking for the legendary Cíbola. A group led by two Catholic priests—sometimes called the Dominguez-Escalante Expedition—left Santa Fe in 1776, hoping to find a route to the coast of California; the expedition encountered the native residents. The Spanish made further explorations in the region, but were not interested in colonizing the area because of its desert nature. In 1821, the year Mexico achieved its independence from Spain, the region became known as part of its territory of Alta California.
European trappers and fur traders explored some areas of Utah in the early 19th century from Canada and the United States. The city of Provo, Utah was named for one, Étienne Provost, who visited the area in 1825; the city of Ogden, Utah was named after Peter Skene Ogden, a Canadian explorer who traded furs in the Weber Valley. In late 1824, Jim Bridger became the first known English-speaking person to sight the Great Salt Lake. Due to the high salinity of its waters, He thought. After the discovery of the lake, hundreds of American and Canadian traders and trappers established trading posts in the region. In the 1830s, thousands of migrants traveling from the Eastern United States to the American West began to make stops in the region of the Great Salt Lake known as Lake Youta. Following the death of Joseph Smith in 1844, Brigham Young, as president of the Quorum of the Twelve, became the effective leader of the LDS Church in Nauvoo, Illinois. To address the growing conflicts between his people and their neighbors, Young agreed with Illinois Governor Thomas Ford in October 1845 that the Mormons would leave by the following year.
Young and the first band of Mormon pioneers reached the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. Over the next 22 years, more than 70,000 pioneers settled in Utah. For the first few years, Brigham Young and the thousands of early settlers of Salt Lake City struggled to survive; the arid desert land was deemed by the Mormons as desirable as a place where they could practice their religion without harassment. The Mormon settlements provided pioneers for other settlements in the West. Salt Lake City became the hub of a "far-flung commonwealth" of Mormon settlements. With new church converts coming from the East and around the world, Church leaders assigned groups of church members as missionaries to establish other settlements throughout the West, they developed irrigation to support large pioneer populations along Utah's Wasatch front. Throughout the remainder of the 19th century, Mormon pioneers established hundreds of other settlements in Utah, Id
Utah State Route 9
State Route 9 is a state highway in southern Utah, serving Zion National Park. It starts at the western terminus at exit 16 on I-15, passing through Zion National Park, ending at the eastern junction with US-89; the entire length of the highway has been designated the Zion Park Scenic Byway. There is a fee to travel through the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway is open to private vehicles year-round. A separate fee is required for vehicles 7'10" wide and/or 11'4" tall or larger; this fee pays for a park employee to stop traffic from the other side of the Zion - Mt. Carmel Tunnel to allow the larger vehicles to pass through. There is a smaller tunnel in Zion National Park. Commercial vehicles are directed to use SR-20 instead; the entire route, including the connection through Zion National Park, has been listed as part of the National Highway System. SR-9 begins at Exit 16, at Harrisburg Junction, just north of Washington. Upon exiting I-15, SR-9 enters the Coral Canyon Development, which features an 18-hole golf course.
Coral Canyon is split by the city boundaries of Washington. Upon leaving this development, SR-9 passes through two ridges and begins its descent into the aptly named Purgatory Flats, home of the County Fairgrounds and a penitentiary. The'flats' are a level area between two defined ridges. Quail Creek State Park lies about a mile to the north of the road between these two ridges. Upon passing through the second ridge, SR-9 crosses the Virgin River and climbs a small plateau to the region of Hurricane known as Brentwood; the road descends from this plateau into downtown Hurricane, where SR-59 splits to the south toward the Arizona border. SR-9 swings north towards the town of La Verkin, crossing an old bridge over the La Verkin River Ravine, before entering that town. In La Verkin, SR-17 takes off to the north, where it meets back up with I-15. After leaving La Verkin, SR-9 heads uphill and passes several mesas before going through the small towns of Virgin and Springdale; this scenic section of SR-9 twists and turns along 14 miles through Zion National Park and another 12 miles to Mount Carmel Junction.
This section of the road is called the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway and the section through the park is a toll road requiring park access fees. The highway begins on the south side of Zion National Park following along the North Fork of the Virgin River; the road turns at the junction of Pine Creek and the North Fork of the Virgin River and continues up Pine Creek Canyon, up the switchbacks and into the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel. On the east side of the tunnel the highway continues through impressive scenery, past the Canyon Overlook Trailhead, the East Rim Trailhead and the unique Zion landmark, Checkerboard Mesa; the road exits the park through the east entrance and 12 miles ends at the junction of SR-9 and US-89 in Mount Carmel Junction. The road from Hurricane north through La Verkin to US-91 at Anderson Junction was added to the state highway system in 1912, a branch was added from La Verkin Junction east to Zion National Park in 1916 and beyond to Mt. Carmel Junction in 1923. In the 1920s, the State Road Commission assigned State Route 15 to the road from Anderson Junction to the park, while State Route 16 included the branch to Hurricane.
In 1927, the state legislature extended SR-15 through the park to Mt. Carmel Junction, added a new State Route 17, which formed a cutoff from US-91 at Harrisburg Junction east to Hurricane. SR-17 included SR-16 from Hurricane north to La Verkin Junction and southeast to Big Plain Junction, where the realigned SR-16 turned north to SR-15 at Rockville; the portion of SR-17 from Hurricane to Big Plain Junction was split off as SR-59 in 1931, leaving SR-15 and SR-17 as a loop off US-91 through Hurricane and La Verkin, with SR-15 continuing east through Zion National Park. Construction began through and east of the national park in 1927, on the portion, added to the state highway system in 1923 and to SR-15 in 1927; the Nevada Construction Company completed the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel in 1930, after three years of construction and a cost of $1,896,000. SR-15 and SR-17 were swapped in 1969, giving SR-15 the route from Harrisburg Junction and SR-17 its present route. In the 1977 renumbering, SR-15 was renumbered SR-9 due to the existence of Interstate 15.
As of 2019, the Utah Department of Transportation is studying a potential upgrade of the segment of SR-9 between I-15 and the future junction with the Southern Parkway, located at 2800 West. East Zion Tourism Council Zion Park Scenic Byway - U. S. Department of Transportation/National Scenic Byways Program Utah State Route 9 Flickr Group