Kanab in Kane County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Utah's Little Hollywood
—Kanab Utah “Walk of Fame” —
Before becoming a motion picture star Audie Murphy was the most decorated soldier of World War II winning the Congressional Medal of Honor and 12 other citations. Audie liked Southern Utah and filmed “Six Black Horses”, “Bullet For a Badman” and “Gunpoint” all in St. George. One of his early films “Sierra”, co-starring Wanda Hendrix and Burl Ives, was shot in Kanab and Cedar Breaks in 1949 for Universal Studios. Audie Murphy was sadly killed in a plane crash in 1971.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kanab, Utah "Walk of Fame" marker series.
Location. 37° 3.177′ N, 112° 32.111′ W. Marker is in Kanab, Utah, in Kane County. Marker is on North 300 West (U.S. 89) near West 300 North, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in front of the W.J.F. McAllister House (historic home). Marker is at or near this postal address: 295 North 300 West, Kanab UT 84741, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Ford (a few steps from this marker); Ben Cooper (within shouting distance of this marker); Dean Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); James Garner (within shouting distance of this marker); Clint Eastwood (within shouting distance of this marker); Roydon Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Neil Summers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George "Gabby" Hayes (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Kanab.
Also see . . .
1. Audie Murphy.
2. Audie Murphy Memorial Website.
3. Audie Leon Murphy.
4. Western Legends Roundup.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 949 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. 3. submitted on July 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.