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Hurricane in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pioneer Gratitude

Claron Bradshaw Family

 

Sponsor

 
Pioneer Gratitude Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
1. Pioneer Gratitude Marker
Inscription. When Claron Bradshaw was asked by the Heritage Park Foundation Committee if he would sponsor the expense of casting the “Pioneer Gratitude” statue in bronze and placing it on the monument in the park, he responded –
“I Appreciate My Dixie Pioneer
Heritage! I Will Do It!”
Claron is the grandson of Ira Elsey Bradshaw and Marian Hinton Bradshaw who built the first permanent home in Hurricane. When Hurricane City was colonized in 1906, they moved down from Virgin City and lived in this home. The Bradshaws let the community use their front room for school, social, and religious services until other facilities were built. The home was also used as a hotel for many years.

Claron’s father, Sherwin was born December 29, 1905 in Virgin City and came with his folks to Hurricane in 1906. His mother, Maree Wood Bradshaw was born in Cedar City, Utah which her progenitors helped colonize.

The historic Bradshaw home still stands on the southwest corner of the block across the street east from the Heritage Park.
 
Erected by Claron Bradshaw Family.
 
Location. 37° 10.574′ N, 113° 17.309′ W. Marker is in Hurricane, Utah, in Washington
Pioneer Gratitude Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
2. Pioneer Gratitude Marker
County. Marker can be reached from West State Street. Click for map. Marker is in Hurricane Valley Pioneer Heritage Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 West State Street, Hurricane UT 84737, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Kolob Mountain (a few steps from this marker); Survival in Utah’s Dixie (a few steps from this marker); The Town Named After a Buggy Incident (a few steps from this marker); Smith Mesa (a few steps from this marker); Many Came by Handcart (a few steps from this marker); Early Day Wood Beam Walking Hand Plow (a few steps from this marker); The Roads to Utah’s Dixie (a few steps from this marker); Hurricane Canal (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hurricane.
 
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"Pioneer Gratitude" image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
3. "Pioneer Gratitude"
Bradshaw House/Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
4. Bradshaw House/Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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