Sunday, September 19, 2010

Brigham Young's Winter Home

St. George is a small town in the southwest corner of Utah that serves as a gateway to the famous national parks in the area, Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Dixie national forest.

It was founded by 300 settlers selected by Brigham Young to populate a town where he intended to build a home to escape the harsh winters of Salt Lake City. Young only used his winter home for four winters before he passed away.

If you visit St. George, free tours of the Brigham Young house are available. Be advised, though, that the tours are not conducted by the parks service; the home is still owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.


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