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Kanab in Kane County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Gronway “Gron” Parry

Utah's Little Hollywood

 

—Kanab Utah “Walk of Fame” —

 
Gronway "Gron" Parry Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2010
1. Gronway "Gron" Parry Marker
Inscription.
"Gron" Parry was the eldest of the three Parry Brothers. In 1917, he and his brother "Chance" pioneered early tourism in Southern Utah, when they established a bus transportation company. They would pick up passengers at the train station in Cedar City and transport them to Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Canyon. Making his home in Cedar City, he started several businesses there that helped to finance the brother's [sic] tourism and movie efforts. Gron was also instrumental in assisting movie companies by procuring the various livestock and wagons needed for filming in the Kanab area. Over the years, he amassed a great collection of horse drawn vehicles. Eventually, he became more involved in his businesses in Cedar City, and served a term as Mayor. He donated his extensive collection of horse drawn vehicles to the State of Utah and they can now be seen at the Iron Mission State Park in Cedar City. He passed away in 1969 at the age of 80.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kanab, Utah "Walk of Fame" marker series.
 
Location. 37° 2.896′ N, 112° 31.615′ W. Marker is in Kanab, Utah, in Kane County. Marker is on Center Street (U.S. 89), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in front of the Parry Lodge Motel.
Parry Brothers Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2010
2. Parry Brothers Markers
Looking southeast along Center Street (US Route 89)
Marker is at or near this postal address: 89 East Center Street, Kanab UT 84741, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Whitney "Whit" Parry (here, next to this marker); Chauncey "Chance" Parry (here, next to this marker); Johnny Western (a few steps from this marker); Charlton Heston (a few steps from this marker); John Wayne (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lone Ranger (within shouting distance of this marker); Don Shanks (within shouting distance of this marker); Maureen O'Hara (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Kanab.
 
Also see . . .
1. Parry Lodge. (Submitted on March 31, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Western Legends Roundup. (Submitted on March 31, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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