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Hurricane; which is pronounced 'Hur-kan" by local residents, is on the far eastern edge of Washington County, UT. The community was settled as part of LDS Church President Brigham Young's 'Cotton Mission', intended to establish the southern end of Utah for agricultural purposes. The town still operates a large peach and apricot orchard for the LDS Church, and is historically known for growing; peaches, pecans, pistachio nuts as well as small farms. The town boasts multiple parks, a new dog park, a city pool and large community center, several ranked golf courses, two reservoir lakes noted for bass fishing (Sand Hollow Recreation Area and Quail Lake State Park), as well as a small municipal airfield. There are several medical clinics in the area.

Shopping includes a single large grocer(Lin's), several national chain stores, fast food restaurants, family dining, elite sports related stores and an antiques mall.

On the town's periphery there is; Walmart, Washington County Fair Grounds and Equestrian Center. Also; State DMV offices, Washington County Sheriff's Offices, Purgatory Correctional Facility and Dixie Area Juvenile Detention Center.

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The first home in Dixie

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This is the Orson Pratt home.

 

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Sericulture in St. George

The. Egg innings of silkworms in southern utah

 

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As sericulture had been practiced in the Midwest and New England, some of the emigrating Saints had experience in producing silk, and a few brought mulberry seeds with them (the diet of silkworms being mulberry leaves). In 1855, Brigham Young imported mulberry seeds and later silkworm eggs from France. Having planted acres of mulberry trees on his Forest Dale Farm, Brigham established a large colony there and later built a second one north of the Beehive House. The Woman*s Exponent published this offer by Brigham Young to promote sericulture: "Silk Worm Eggs—I have some forty ounces of silk worm eggs and a large number of mulberry trees, and the Sisters who wish to raise silk are welcome to the eggs and to gather the leaves for feeding."3

John Taylor, counselor to Brigham Young and later Church president, exhorted the Saints to get busy and produce silk:

"Do any of the brethren who came here ten years ago last July remember that you were instructed that every facility that we could need was here in the elements? . . . that the gold, the silver, and the iron were in these mountains? . . . that the wool, the flax, the silk, and cotton and everything to sustain man were in the elements around us?

Import silk worms and mulberry trees and you will find that this is as good a country and climate in which to raise silk as any on the face of the earth."4

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This is my first find.

I wish I knew how to add stuff I find on the web.

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2013 Outline for Sharing Time

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I think I figured out hoe to save a web page.

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