Hunstman World Senior Games 2012
For individual athletes and teams give us a call and make your reservations prior to the end of 2011 and receive this year rate!
The Best Western Coral Hills is one of the best St. George Hotels in town! We’ve worked hard for the reputation and look forward to serving you next year.
Huntsman World Senior Games 2012
Harrisburg Ghost Town near St. George, Utah
CLIMATE: Cool winter with possible snow, warm summer.
COMMENTS: Right off I-15.
REMAINS: Many ruins.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime
One of the first settlements in the Southern Utah area was Harrisburg, founded in 1861 by Moses Harris and a few Mormon families who settled along Quail Creek. Despite their efforts in digging a 5-mile-long irrigation canal along what is now known as Leeds Creek, growth was hampered by rocky soil and limited land available for farming. Harrisburg came to be in 1862 when a flood destroyed the settlement of Harrisville and its residence were forced to move elsewhere. They named there new place of refinance Harrisburg after Moses Harris (the man who settled Harrisville). By 1864 128 people lived here, almost all the houses were made out of stone. In 1869 many people started to move away due to grasshopper plagues and flooding. Navajo Indian raids also chased many away. By around 1895 the last people had moved away and Harrisburg became a ghost town.
Today, remnants of a few pioneer homes and the restored Adams House are all that remain of Historic Harrisburg.
Today Interstate 15 runs right through the middle of the old town. The town sight left on east side of I15 is now a RV Camp. There are several old stone houses and walls left standing at this sight. A one lane road that goes under I15 from the RV Camp takes you over to what is left of Harrisburg on the west side of I15. Permission must be obtained from the RV Camp before going onto this property.
Harrisburg Ghosttown Near St. George, Utah
JOIN US at a Taste of Dixie!
The St. George Area Chamber of Commerce presents “a Taste of Dixie”–a community festival that will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 7th and 8th at Vernon Worthen Park. “A Taste of Dixie,” will show local residents and visitors what’s offered here in Utah’s Dixie, featuring local business, local artists, LIVE entertainment sponsored by Dixie Applied Technology College, a kid’s play area sponsored by Mountain America Credit, and of course…FOOD! Held in partnership with the City of St. George and sponsored by Yellowbook, Cherry Creek Radio, Dixie State College, and the Washington County School District Foundation, this family friendly festival has something for everyone. Visit www.tasteofdixie.org for more information or call 435-628-1650.
Date: October 7 & 8, 2011
Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Place: Vernon Worthen Park
Taste of Dixie, St. George, Utah
“A Taste of Dixie” will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 7th and 8th at the Vernon Worthen Park. Its purpose is to showcase to residence and visitors what’s offered here in Utah’s Dixie. The event is geared for all types of vendors: from jewelry to local artists, hotel accommodations to financial industries, to small town businesses and everything in between, mixed with food booths and entertainment to draw thousands!
The Vernon Worthen Park is on 400 East – Just Four blocks from Best Western Coral Hills.
9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance observance
WHERE: Unity Park, 200 W. 400 South, Ivins
WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, September 10th
INFO: Call Dorothy Engelman at the Volunteer Center of Washington County, (435) 674-5757, ext. 103
Make a difference in your community to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of September 11. Visit 911day.org or Facebook.com/911day and remember by doing. Post a tribute, donate your time, support your favorite cause.
What will you do to remember?
(Reminder: Banks will be closed Monday, September 12 in observance of Patriot’s Day)
Mountain Meadow Memorial
This is one of the greatest tragedies to occur in the Southern Utah area. The Mountain Meadows Massacre was the killing of roughly 120 emigrants who were passing through Southern Utah in September 1857. The massacre occurred on September 11, 1857. The emigrants–men, women, and children–were traveling from Arkansas to California, part of the Baker-Fancher wagon train. They were killed by a group of local militia with the help of some of the area Indians.
Author Juanita Brooks, who studies and wrote the first book about the incident has concluded:
“The complete –the absolute — truth of the affair can probably never be evaluated by any human being; attempts to understand the forces which culminated in it and those which were set into motion by it are all very inadequate at best.”
The memorial site is located approximately 30 miles north of St. George on highway 18. The monument above has been erected overlooking the site.
Mountain Meadow Map
The Market is open to the Public and free of charge. It is held every Saturday morning from 8am – noon, rain or shine, from May 14th through October 29th. The Farmers Market also features live music, hot coffee, fresh pastries and, of course, a variety of booths selling local goods. The local honey is great and goes quick!
Farmers Market at Ancestor Square
Concert In the Park Series
On September 12th, the group Fourte will be performing their ispirational music at a FREE public performance at 7:30pm at the Vernon Worthen Park at 300 S 400 E, in St. George. The park is only 3 blocks away from the Best Western Coral Hills.
The Best Western Coral Hills is a proud sponsor of the 2011 St. George Concert in the Park Series. All concerts are open to the public and free of charge. Hosted every second Monday from April through September and start at 7:30pm
Click HERE for more history on the Opera House
Located three blocks away from the Best Western Coral Hills, this building was the primary location for socials, performances, and dances held on a movable floor. The Opera House was (and still is) the social hub for Washington County and the tri-State area.
In 1861, President Brigham Young called 300 Mormon families to settle the Virgin-Santa Clara River area to grow cotton and grapes. Elder George A. Smith, for whom St. George is named, presided over southern Utah. Elder Erastus Snow and Elder Orson Pratt led the company into Dixie.
The first public building built by the settlers was the St. George Hall. It was built in 1862 as a place of recreation, entertainment and education.
In the 1930′s the Social Hall/Opera House was sold and used as a sugar beet seed cleaning plant for many years. Later, it was abandoned — not a fitting end for such a grand lady. The laughter, once gone, has now returned to this historic place.