Top 100 Events in Cedar City History

Iron Mission State Park Blast Furnace
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We’ve started a list of the top 100 events in the history of Cedar City. What event(s) would you add to this historical timeline? If you know the year for an event, please comment.

ALPHABETICAL:

  1. Branch Normal School (1897)
  2. Brian Head Resort established (1964)
  3. Canyon View High School established (1997)
  4. Cedar City Airpot (1940’s)
  5. Cedar City Tabernacle erected (1885)
  6. Cedar City Tabernacle demolished (1932)
  7. Cedar High School founded (1940)
  8. Cedar High School (present location) (1963)
  9. Cedar City Temple announced (April 6, 2013)
  10. Centrum completed (1985)
  11. Eccles Coliseum (1967)
  12. First female mayor elected (Maile Wilson) (November 5, 2013)
  13. Founding of Cedar City (November 11, 1851)
  14. Henry Lunt statue (November 10, 2007)
  15. Kmart closed (2003)
  16. Leigh Hotel fire (March 25, 1962)
  17. Lighthouse (?)
  18. Morton Metalcraft changed to Metalcraft Technologies (1989)
  19. Mountain Meadows Massacre (November 1857)
  20. Old Hospital (Leavitt Group HQ) (1922)
  21. Old Main completed (1898)
  22. Old Main fire (December 12, 1948)
  23. Post Office (?)
  24. Railroad (Union Pacific) came to Cedar City (June 15, 1923)
  25. Red Canyon Dermatology Plane Crash (August 22, 2008)
  26. Rock Church (1930)
  27. Sherratt Library (March 1996)
  28. Shooting/Explosion in Cove Killed Boys (?)
  29. Skywest Airlines (1972)
  30. Southern Utah State College (SUSC) (1969)
  31. Southern Utah University (SUU) (1991)
  32. State Bank of Southern Utah (present location) (1999)
  33. Tony Award (Utah Shakespeare Festival) (May 8, 2000)
  34. Utah Shakespeare Festival founded (1961)
  35. Utah Summer Games began (1986)
  36. Valley View Medical Center (old location) (1963)
  37. Walmart opened (?)

CHRONOLOGICAL:

  1. Founding of Cedar City (November 11, 1851)
  2. Mountain Meadows Massacre (November 1857)
  3. Cedar City Tabernacle erected (1885)
  4. Branch Normal School (1897)
  5. Old Main completed (1898)
  6. Old Hospital (Leavitt Group HQ) (1922)
  7. Railroad (Union Pacific) came to Cedar City (June 15, 1923)
  8. Rock Church (1930)
  9. Cedar City Tabernacle demolished (1932)
  10. Cedar High School founded (1940)
  11. Cedar City Airpot (1940’s)
  12. Old Main fire (December 12, 1948)
  13. Utah Shakespeare Festival founded (1961)
  14. Leigh Hotel fire (March 25, 1962)
  15. Cedar High School (present location) (1963)
  16. Valley View Medical Center (old location) (1963)
  17. Brian Head Resort established (1964)
  18. Eccles Coliseum (1967)
  19. Southern Utah State College (SUSC) (1969)
  20. Skywest Airlines (1972)
  21. Centrum completed (1985)
  22. Utah Summer Games began (1986)
  23. Morton Metalcraft changed to Metalcraft Technologies (1989)
  24. Southern Utah University (SUU) (1991)
  25. Sherratt Library (March 1996)
  26. Canyon View High School established (1997)
  27. State Bank of Southern Utah (present location) (1999)
  28. Tony Award (Utah Shakespeare Festival) (May 8, 2000)
  29. Walmart opened (?)
  30. Lighthouse (?)
  31. Kmart closed (2003)
  32. Henry Lunt statue (November 10, 2007)
  33. Red Canyon Dermatology Plane Crash (August 22, 2008)
  34. Cedar City Temple announced (April 6, 2013)
  35. First female mayor elected (Maile Wilson) (November 5, 2013)