Kanab in Kane County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Chauncey “Chance” Parry
Utah's Little Hollywood
—Kanab Utah “Walk of Fame” —
Chauncey Parry was one of the great early boosters for Southern Utah tourism. With his transportation company, he was often called upon to escort visiting Heads of State to Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Canyon. He was even knighted by the King of Sweden for his service. "Chance" Parry was the guiding force in the building of Parry Lodge. He oversaw it's [sic] design and building prior to the opening in June of 1931. It was his idea to try and attract more Hollywood film makers to the area. As a pilot in World War I, he loved to fly. With his own bi-plane after the war, he flew all over Southern Utah taking pictures of the scenery. With a large colection of photos he went to Hollywood, meeting with producers, directors and location scouts. He succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. His life was tragically cut short by injuries from an accident in 1943 when he was hit by a car while driving his daughters to school in Cedar City.
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. Marker is
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gronway "Gron" Parry (here, next to this marker); Whitney "Whit" 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 Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Western Legends Roundup. (Submitted on March 31, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Entertainment •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.