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Zane Grey Society coming to Kanab in 2017
Terry Bolinger, President of Zane Grey’s West Society, is pleased to announce their organization will hold its annual convention in Kanab, Utah, June 19 - 22, 2017. “Kanab and the amazing landscape in the area’s mountains and canyons provided the birthplace for the western romance novel when Zane Grey visited the area in 1907 and 1908. We are honored Kanab will share its community with us.”
Bolinger expects approximately 100 members of the non-profit Zane Grey’s West Society to be on hand for festivities throughout the week. The primary focus will be on two of Grey’s novels, Wildfire and Wild Horse Mesa. These books about wild mustangs were set along the Utah-Arizona border near Kanab. Zane Grey is best known for his novel Riders of the Purple Sage.
The society also plans to visit local movie sites where films based on Grey’s novels were shot.
“We want to thank the Volunteer Center of Kane County, the Kane County Office of Tourism, the Center for Education, Business and the Arts (CEBA) and Western Legends Round-up for their invitation to Kanab,” Bolinger notes. “Because of their commitment, Kanab stood out as a perfect choice for our convention.”
For more information about Zane Grey’s West Society, visit http://zgws.org.