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Kanab Heritage Day - Honoring the Past ~ Looking to the Future
The annual Kanab Home Tour of historic homes will once again be enjoyed as a highlight of Kanab Heritage Day on Saturday, September 24, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year’s tour will include three noteworthy and historically important homes dating as far back as 1872. They include the Levi Stewart/E.D. Woolley home at 106 W. 100 N.; the Brigham Adelbert Riggs, Jr. home at 259 S. 100 W.; the Mariger/Stewart home at 95 N. 100 W.; and the ever popular Bowman/Chamberlain/McAllister home, also known as the Heritage House, at 100 S. Main.
Stories of the original and subsequent owners will be related at each home. Tickets for the home tour are $5 per person and can be purchased at the Kane County Office of Tourism. All other events of the day are free.
Major John Wesley Powell headquartered in Kanab while making a survey of the area, as well as during the U.S. Colorado River Expedition in 1872-1873. Dennis Judd will portray Powell at 10 a.m. with stories of these events, and will also unveil the plaque honoring him as Mayor Nina Laycook reads the inscription.
On the grounds of the Heritage House, local people under the direction of Linda Alderman will portray characters from the past as they walk among the visitors telling stories from their lives.
Included will be Larry Sorensen, who portrays Dr. George R. Aiken. Later, Dr. Aiken, who was so instrumental in the restoration of the Heritage House, and his wife, Juanita H. Aiken (portrayed by Chrystal Aiken), will be memorialized by their posterity at the unveiling of a plaque in their honor.
A free lunch will be served to everyone shortly after 1 p.m.