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Encyclopedia > St. George, Utah
Saint George, Utah
St. George
Downtown St. George, with the Pine Valley Mountains in the background

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Nickname: Utah's Dixie
Settled 1861
Incorporated 1862
Government
 - Mayor Dan McArthur
 - City Manager Gary Esplin
Area
 - City  64.9 sq mi (168.0 km²)
 - Land 162.2 km² (64.4 sq mi)
 - Water  0.5 sq mi (1.2 km²)
Elevation  2,880 ft (4,608 m)
Population (2006)
 - City 67,614
 - Density 1,016.5/sq mi (392.7/km²)
Time zone Mountain (UTC)
 - Summer (DST) Mountain (UTC)
ZIP Code 84770, 84790
Area code(s) 435
Website: http://www.sgcity.org/

St. George is a city located in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Utah, and the county seat of Washington County, Utah.GR6 It is the principal city of and is included in the St. George, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is 119 miles (192 km) northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, and 303 miles (488 km) south of Salt Lake City on Interstate 15. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (3072 × 2048 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Dixie is the nickname for southwestern Utah. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... Vegas redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 15 “I-15” redirects here. ...


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, St. George had a population of 67,614 in 2006, up from 49,728 in 2000. In 2005, St. George surpassed Layton as the eighth-largest city in Utah. Its population is 14,000 fewer than Ogden, the seventh-largest city in the state. In September 2005, St. George was declared the second fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States by percentage, coming in behind Greeley, Colorado. From 1990 to 2000, St. George beat Las Vegas by a mere 0.6% as the fastest growing metropolitan area in the U.S. In 2005, the metropolitan area had 118,885 residents, with roughly another 60,000 living in the nearby communities of Cedar City, Utah and Mesquite, Nevada. Layton is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. ... Greeley is a city in Weld County, Colorado, United States. ... Cedar City is a city located in Iron County, Utah, 250 miles South of Salt Lake City on Interstate 15. ... Mesquite is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, adjacent to the Arizona state line and 77 miles northeast of Las Vegas. ...


St. George is the population and commercial center of Utah's Dixie, a nickname given to the area when Mormon pioneers grew cotton in the warm climate. St. George's trademark is its geology — red bluffs make up the northern part of the city with two peaks covered in lava rock in the city's center. The northeastern edges of the Mojave Desert are visible to the south. Zion National Park can be seen to the east, and mountains are nearby to the north, southeast and west. It is also near Bryce Canyon National Park. The city is also a popular retirement destination. Dixie is the nickname for southwestern Utah. ... This article is about the history and use of the word Mormon. For information about the religious beliefs and culture of Mormons, see Mormonism. ... For other uses, see Cotton (disambiguation). ... For the indigenous American tribe, see Mohave. ... Zion Canyon as seen from the top of Angels Landing at sunset Zion National Park is a United States National Park located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. ... Bryce Canyon National Park Bryce Canyon National Park is a national park located in southwestern Utah in the United States. ... Retirement is the point where a person stops employment. ...

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History

Brigham Young's winter home in St. George.
Brigham Young's winter home in St. George.

St. George was founded as a cotton mission in the 1850s under the direction of Brigham Young, the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons or LDS Church)— part of a greater church effort to become self-sufficient.[citation needed] While the early settlers did manage to grow cotton, it was never produced at competitive market rates; consequently, cotton farming was eventually abandoned. Image File history File links Brigham_Youngs_winter_home_St_George. ... Image File history File links Brigham_Youngs_winter_home_St_George. ... // Production of steel revolutionized by invention of the Bessemer process Benjamin Silliman fractionates petroleum by distillation for the first time First transatlantic telegraph cable laid First safety elevator installed by Elisha Otis Railroads begin to supplant canals in the United States as a primary means of transporting goods. ... See also, Brigham Young University Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was a leader in the Latter Day Saint movement. ... In the Latter Day Saint movement, the President of the Church is generally considered to be the highest office of the church. ... For other uses, see Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (disambiguation). ...


The settlement was probably named after George A. Smith, an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[1] George A. Smith George Albert Smith (June 26, 1817–September 1, 1875) (commonly known as George A. Smith to distinguish him from his grandson of the same name) was an early leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and served in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and as a... In Mormonism, an Apostle is a special witness of the name of Christ who is sent to teach the principles of salvation to others. ... For other uses, see Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (disambiguation). ...


In April 1877, the LDS Church completed the St. George Utah Temple. It is the Church's third temple, and, currently, its longest continually-operating temple.[2] The St. ... The Salt Lake Temple, operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the best-known Mormon temple. ...


St. George was the location of the 1998 United States Academic Decathlon national finals.[citation needed] The United States Academic Decathlon (USAD; often abbreviated to AD, Acadeca, Acadec or even AcDec) is one of the premier academic competitions for high school students in the United States. ...


The city began booming in the mid-1980s, first as a retirement hotspot and tourist gateway to Utah's color country, and then as a transportation center.[citation needed] The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...


St. George is home to Utah's first registered Bed & Breakfast--The Seven Wives Inn. The Seven Wives Inn still operates in the beautiful Historic District across from the Brigham Young Winter Home.[citation needed]


Geography

Location of St. George, Utah

St. George is located at 37°5′43″N, 113°34′41″W (37.095279, -113.578151)GR1. Adapted from Wikipedias UT county maps by Seth Ilys. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 168.0 km² (64.9 mi²). 166.8 km² (64.4 mi²) of it is land and 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it (0.72%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


St. George lies in the lowest elevation region of the state, Dixie, with most of the city lying below 3,000 feet (900 m). The city is surrounded by mountains and red sandstone buttes, and it lies at the very northeastern edge of the Mojave Desert. The Virgin River flows through the city. Butte near Sedona, Arizona A butte is an isolated hill with steep sides and a small flat top. ... For the indigenous American tribe, see Mohave. ... The Virgin River, a tributary of the Colorado, is shown highlighted on a map of the southwestern United States The Virgin River is a tributary of the Colorado River, 200 mi (322 km) long, in the southwestern United States. ...


The city borders Arizona, and is located between the towns of Santa Clara and Ivins to the west and Washington to the east. The core of the city, including its downtown, Dixie State College, convention center and hospital, are located in a small valley overlooking the Virgin River and surrounded by low lava and sandstone bluffs. The city's southern section, Bloomington, is more typical of the Mojave Desert, with desert scrub and gravel dominating the landscape. The southeast part of the city has some farming near the Virgin River but is increasingly developed by homes. Suburban-style developments also dominate the west and northwest parts of St. George. Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... Santa Clara is a city located in Washington County, Utah. ... Ivins is a town located in Washington County, Utah. ... Washington is a city located in Washington County, Utah. ... Dixie State College of Utah (also Dixie College or the Dixie State; started by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on September 19, 1911 under the name St. ...


Climate

Because of the city's low elevation and southerly location, St. George is the hottest part of the state, with maximum daily July temperatures averaging about 102°F (39°C). The second-hottest temperature ever recorded in Utah, 117°F (47°C), was recorded in St. George on July 5, 1985 (this was the state record until July 4, 2007, when 118°F (48°C) was recorded south of the city near the Arizona border). The record high minimum temperature is 89°F (32°C), set on July 15, 1970. In winter, temperatures frequently drop below freezing overnight (due to radiational cooling resulting from low humidity), but temperatures warm into the 50s°F (low 10s°C) during the day. Both the record low temperature of -11°F (-24°C) and record low maximum temperature of 17°F (-8°C) were set on January 22, 1937. is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


St. George lies in a desert and averages 8.27 inches (210 mm) of precipitation annually. Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, except for a dry period from late April through June (after the Pacific storm season but before the monsoon). Precipitation mostly comes from the Pacific Ocean from late fall through winter and early spring. The storm track usually lifts north of the city by mid-April. The summer monsoon from the Gulf of California can bring localized but often intense thunderstorms from mid-July through mid-September. One such storm dropped the record single day precipitation in the city, with 2.39 in (61 mm) on August 31, 1909. Snow is rare, but not unheard of, averaging 3.2 inches (8.1 cm) annually. It has been recorded as early as October 29 (in 1971) and as late as April 11 (in 1927). The record single day snowfall is 10.0 in (25.4 cm), set on January 5, 1974. Bold text[[ // [[Image:Media:Example. ... The Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez or Sea of Cortés; locally known in the Spanish language as Mar de Cortés or, much less frequently, Golfo de California) is a body of water that separates the Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican mainland. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...



January February March April May June July August September October November December
Extreme Daily Maximum °F 72 84 91 100 108 115 117 113 109 99 88 75
Average Daily Maximum °F 54 60 68 77 86 96 102 100 93 80 65 54
Average Daily Minimum °F 26 31 36 43 51 59 67 65 55 43 32 26
Extreme Daily Minimum °F -11 1 12 18 20 35 41 43 25 20 4 -4
Data is for St. George Municipal


January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average Precipitation in 1.08 1.03 0.93 0.53 0.39 0.19 0.67 0.75 0.60 0.68 0.64 0.77
Average Snowfall in 1.3 0.6 0.1 T 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 T 0.2 0.9
Data is for St. George Municipal



Economy

Along with its increasing population, the economy of St. George and surrounding areas has boomed in recent years. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2304, 3825 KB) The St. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2304, 3825 KB) The St. ... The St. ... For other uses, see Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (disambiguation). ...


One of St. George's most significant corporations is SkyWest Airlines, which has its corporate headquarters in St. George. Wal-Mart has a large distribution center located near St. George. In 2003, Intermountain Health Care opened a new $100 million, 196 bed, 420,000 square foot hospital building. This is an article about an airline in North America. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Intermountain Health Care (IHC) is a nonprofit healthcare system and is the largest health care provider in the Intermountain West. ...


A large part of the economy of southwestern Utah comes from tourism. St. George is in proximity to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park, as well as several state parks and recreational areas. It is a little less than an hour drive from the Utah Shakespearian Festival, which won the Tony in 2000. Golf also plays a large part in the city's tourism industry. St. George offers one of the highest number of golf courses per capita in the country. Special events such as the St. George Marathon and the Huntsman Senior Games draw thousands to St. George each year. The St. George Marathon is currently the 13th largest marathon in the country. This article is about the sport. ... The St. ... Modern day marathon runners The word marathon refers to a long-distance road running event of 42. ...


Transportation

St. George and its LDS Temple, with West Temple of Zion National Park in the distance.
St. George and its LDS Temple, with West Temple of Zion National Park in the distance.

The city is on the I-15 corridor, 125 miles south of the western terminus of I-70. It has access to the I-10 and I-40 corridors via US 93, 120 miles southwest. Community growth has led to planning a new regional airport, as well as a beltway through the southeastern, eastern, and northeastern portions of the urban area. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2048 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2048 pixel, file size: 2. ... I-70 looking westbound near Mile 326, Wabaunsee County, Kansas Interstate 70 is a long interstate highway in the United States. ... Interstate 10, or I-10, is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ... Interstate 40 is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... United States Highway 93 is a major north-south United States highway in the western U.S., extending between the Canadian border in Montana, where it connects with B.C. Highway 93, and Wickenburg, Arizona, a small town about 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Phoenix. ...



St. George does not have access to any rail service, freight or passenger. The Union Pacific line between Salt Lake City and Las Vegas is about 60 miles north of the city. Recently, an environmental impact statement (EIS) was completed in preparation for a new regional airport to be built just southeast of the city. The new airport will replace the current St. George Municipal Airport, which is of insufficent size and has no capacity for expansion or accommodation of larger aircraft. Plans for the new airport include a single runway capable of accommodating regional jets as well as other larger commercial jet aircraft. The city is expected to break ground on the proposed site in 2006 with completion of the airport expected in 2010. The Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) is the largest railroad in the United States. ... According to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) whenever the U.S. Federal Government takes a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment it must first consider the environmental impact in a document called an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). ... St. ...


SunTran is St. George's public transit system. As of 2005, the system consisted of three bus routes with about sixty bus stops.


Media

The Spectrum, which is owned by Gannett, is the locally published newspaper. The Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret Morning News, and Las Vegas Review-Journal / Las Vegas Sun are also heavily distributed in St. George and offer home delivery. Gannett Company, Inc. ... Marquis of the Salt Lake Tribune on the Tribune Building in Downtown Salt Lake City The Salt Lake Tribune is Salt Lake City, Utahs largest-circulated local daily newspaper. ... The Deseret Morning News is a newspaper published in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Utahs oldest continually published daily newspaper. ... The Las Vegas Review-Journal, also known as The R-J, is published in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... The Las Vegas Sun was one of Las Vegas, Nevadas two daily newspapers. ...


St. George has little in the way of local television media. KCSG Channel 4, an America One affiliate, is based in the city and carries a local newscast. Most major network affiliates are Salt Lake City stations that have broadcast translators in the St. George area. There are also two translators for KVBC, the Las Vegas NBC affiliate. Its network programming, in general, airs two hours later than the same programming broadcast on the KSL translator. For the Vatican knighthood, see Order of St. ... America One is a minor over-the-air television network in the United States. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... In broadcasting, a translator is an FM radio station or a TV station which acts as a full-duplex repeater. ... KVBC, channel 3 (digital channel 2), is the NBC affiliate serving the Las Vegas, Nevada market. ... This article is about the television network. ... KSL-TV (Channel 5) is an NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City, Utah that broadcasts locally in analog on VHF channel 5 and in digital on UHF channel 38. ...


The city is serviced by KNPR news radio, a NPR affiliate, out of Las Vegas via KSGU 90.3-FM. There are also translators of Salt Lake City-based NPR stations as well. KNPR was founded in 1980 as the first publically funded radio station in Nevada. ... NPR logo For other meanings of NPR see NPR (disambiguation) National Public Radio (NPR) is a private, not-for-profit corporation that sells programming to member radio stations; together they are a loosely organized public radio network in the United States. ...


Education

St. George is home to Dixie State College of Utah, a four-year institution. It is also home to three high schools, Pine View High School, Dixie High School, and Snow Canyon High School, as well as a number of elementary and intermediate schools. Due to the recent population explosion in St. George, several plans are being made for new schools to be constructed in the very near future, including a new high school, Desert Hills High. Nearby Ivins is home to Utah's first charter high school, Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts, which provides an alternative education with no tuition costs to any Utah resident. Dixie State College of Utah (also Dixie College or the Dixie State; started by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on September 19, 1911 under the name St. ... Mission of Pine View High School Our mission at Pine View High School is reflected in our motto. ... Dixie High School is located in St. ... Snow Canyon High School is located in St. ... Desert Hills High School is a planned Utah high school located in Washington City, Utah, and will join the other six teams already in Region 9. ... Ivins is a town located in Washington County, Utah. ...


Demographics

The land in and around St. George is naturally a vivid red and devoid of most plant life.
The land in and around St. George is naturally a vivid red and devoid of most plant life.

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 49,663 people, 17,367 households, and 13,042 families residing in the city. The population density was 297.7/km² (771.2/mi²). There were 21,083 housing units at an average density of 126.4/km² (327.4/mi²). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


The city is growing fast. A 2005 census estimated the city population at 64,201. Furthermore, the greater St. George area has a current estimated population of around 115,000. Rapid growth is a major problem; the city of St. George alone grows at an average pace of 750 to 1,000 new residents each month. Many of these new residents are retirees who move here because of the mild winters. In September 2005, St. George was declared the second fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States.[3][4]


The racial makeup of the city was 92.27% White, 1.64% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.59% Pacific Islander, 2.87% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.72% of the population. St. George had just 120 African Americans in the 2000 Census. The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 17,367 households, out of which 34.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years old or older. The average household size was 2.81 individuals and the average family size was 3.21. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


The city resident's ages are spread out, with 28.4% under the age of 18, 13.7% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $36,505, and the median income for a family was $41,788. Males had a median income of $31,106 versus $20,861 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,022. About 7.4% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Nuclear contamination

On May 19, 1953, the United States government detonated the 32-kiloton (130 TJ) atomic bomb (nicknamed "Harry") at the Nevada Test Site. The bomb later gained the name "Dirty Harry" because of the tremendous amount of off-site fallout generated by the bomb.[5] Winds carried fallout 135 miles (220 km) to St. George, where residents reported "an oddly metallic sort of taste in the air."[6] is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A megaton or megatonne is a unit of mass equal to 1,000,000 metric tons, i. ... The joule (IPA: or ) (symbol: J) is the SI unit of energy. ... The Nevada Test Site is a United States Department of Energy reservation located in Nye County, Nevada, about 65 miles (105 km) northwest of the City of Las Vegas, near . ... Operation Upshot-Knothole was a series of eleven nuclear test shots conducted in 1953 at the Nevada Test Site. ... Fallout is the residual radiation hazard from a nuclear explosion, so named because it falls out of the atmosphere into which it is spread during the explosion. ...


St. George received the brunt of the fallout of above-ground nuclear testing in the Yucca Flats/Nevada Test Site northwest of Las Vegas. Winds routinely carried the fallout of these tests directly through St. George and southern Utah. Marked increases in cancer and other radiation-related illnesses were recorded throughout the mid-1950's and early 1960's. Preparation for an underground nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site in the 1980s. ... The Nevada Test Site is a United States Department of Energy reservation located in Nye County, Nevada, about 65 miles (105 km) northwest of the City of Las Vegas, near . ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ...


A 1962 United States Atomic Energy Commission report found that "children living in St. George, Utah may have received doses to the thyroid of radioiodine as high as 120 to 440 rads" (1.2 to 4.4 Gy).[citation needed] Shield of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. ... Radioiodine is the common name for iodine-131, a radioisotope of iodine. ...


Noteworthy residents

Juanita Brooks (1898) is famous for the integrity with which see researched and wrote about the Mountain Meadows Massacre. ... Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a former American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Asia Carrera (born Jessica Andrea Steinhauser on August 6, 1973 in New York City) is a former American pornographic actress. ... A pornographic actor or a porn star is somebody who appears in pornographic movies, live sex shows or peep shows. ... Jeffrey R. Holland Jeffrey Roy Holland (born December 3, 1940) was ordained an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 23, 1994, following the death of President Ezra Taft Benson, and sustained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on October 1, 1994. ... Bruce Vee Hurst (born March 24, 1958 in St. ... Doug Jolley (born January 2, 1979 in Sandy, Utah) is an American football tight end in the National Football League who currently plays for the New York Jets. ... Tracy Raye Hickman (born November 26, 1955) is a best-selling fantasy author, best known for his work on Dragonlance as a game designer and co-author with Margaret Weis, while he worked for TSR. They also wrote the Dark Sword trilogy, the Death Gate Cycle, and the Sovereign Stone...

Notable natives

John The Cat Thompson (born February 10, 1906 in St. ... Basketball Hall of Fame Logo The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ...

Popular culture

Some movies that were filmed in St. George:

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 Western film that tells the story of bank robber Butch Cassidy (played by Paul Newman) and his partner The Sundance Kid (played by Robert Redford). ... This page is about the 2007 film. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Lynn Arave, "St. George likely named after an LDS apostle", Deseret Morning News, July 8, 2007.
  2. ^ LDSChurchTemples.com: St. George Utah Temple
  3. ^ St. George growth 2nd fastest in U.S.. Deborah Bulkeley, Deseret Morning News.
  4. ^ Colorado’s Greeley, Florida’s Palm Coast, Fastest-Growing Metro and Micro Areas. U.S. Census Bureau News.
  5. ^ Meeting Dirty Harry in 1953. Chester McQueary, CommonDreams.org.
  6. ^ Chapter 3: Bringing the Bombs Home, "KILLING OUR OWN"
  7. ^ [1] "Washington County Assessor"
  8. ^ Biography
  9. ^ Biography
  10. ^ Biography NFL Players Association (NFLPlayers.com)
  11. ^ Biography

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