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Kanab in Kane County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Audie Murphy
Utah's Little Hollywood

Kanab Utah "Walk of Fame"
 
Audie Murphy Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2010
1. Audie Murphy Marker
 
Inscription.
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.
 
Audie Murphy Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2010
2. Audie Murphy Marker
Looking SSE
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Audie Murphy. (Submitted on March 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Audie Murphy Memorial Website. (Submitted on March 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Audie Leon Murphy. (Submitted on March 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
4. Western Legends Roundup. (Submitted on March 29, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
 
Audie Murphy as mentioned WW II hero, grave at Arlington National Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 16, 2011
3. Audie Murphy as mentioned WW II hero, grave at Arlington National Cemetery
One of the most decorated American combat soldiers in history. He enlisted in the US Army at age 17 for service in World War II. Received battlefield promotions while receiving more medals than any other US soldier, including the Congressional Medal of Honor. Following the war, he turned to acting in movies, starring in the story of his life , "To Hell And Back." He died in an airplane crash in Virginia while on a business trip and was interred in Section 46 at Arlington, a site overlooking the Tomb of the Unknowns.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 749 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.
 
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