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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Utah - Kanab "Walk of Fame" series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
 
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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. Marker is in front of the Parry Lodge Motel. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 89 East Center Street, Kanab UT 84741, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); Ronald Reagan (here, next to this marker); Dan Haggerty (here, next to this marker); Johnny Western (a few steps from this marker); William A. Wellman (a few steps from this marker); John Smith (a few steps from this marker); Charlton Heston (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map 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.)
 
Parry Brothers Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2010
2. Parry Brothers Markers
Looking southeast along Center Street (US Route 89)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 773 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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