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THE WASHINGTON CITY UTAH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
UTAH'S "DIXIE" BIRTHPLACE

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Polygamists serving their time in the Sugarhouse penitentiary.
Courtesy of the State of Utah Historical Society.

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A typical home built in Southern Utah in 1800s. Some had only one room. This one has two rooms. The front porch and lean-tos on the back were later additions. Courtesy of State of Utah Historical Society.

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Martha Spence Heywood is given credit as the first school teacher in Washington City. She died on February 5, 1873. Courtesy of "The Red Hills of November" and "Not by Bread Alone."

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Two of John D. Lee's wives, Rachel Woolsey and Carolyn Williams Lee. He had 17 wives. Courtesy of Utah State Historical Society.

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John D. Lee, after being shot, fell back into his coffin. His boys came forward immediately and claimed the body. His body was taken to Panguitch, Utah, where he was buried. His grave is marked by a headstone. Courtesy of the Utah State Historical Society.

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A picture of the famous Washington City Silver Band taken in 1909. Courtesy of Cal N. Hall.

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The old stone school was finished in 1919. Courtesy of Edna Harris.

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The Cotton Factory as it was in 1867. Used by permission Dixie of the Desert.

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Man working on the dam. The picture was taken about 1890. The dam is located about five miles east of Washington Fields Road on River Road. This dam tamed the unruly Rio Virgin. Courtesy of Lynn Clark Studio.

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Examples of St. George Tithing Script issued from 1891 to 1901. Courtesy of "Mormon and Utah Currency," by Alvin E. Rust.

 

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This is a picture of a typical dugout built in Southern Utah. Courtesy of Utah State Historical Society.


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