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

Virgil Riggs

Utah's Little Hollywood

 

—Kanab Utah “Walk of Fame” —

 
Virgil Riggs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 29, 2016
1. Virgil Riggs Marker
Inscription.  In the late 1940's Virgil was hired to cook at Parry Lodge. Parry's was the place to be during the movie making era. He served in the army from 1943 — 1945. He was hired back to Parry's to cater for the movie crews, on locations in the Kanab area. Around 1950 he opened Virgil's Cafe & Bakery. He continued catering for the movies for the next 20 years.

Virgil was known for his delicious doughnuts, chicken and dumplings, and big heart. Virgil's advice: "Don't give up - just keep trying."

Virgil was very instrumental in the "Little Hollywood Film" era.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kanab, Utah "Walk of Fame" marker series.
 
Location. 37° 2.882′ N, 112° 31.737′ W. Marker is in Kanab, Utah, in Kane County. Marker is on West Center Street (U.S. 89) west of Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located along the sidewalk on the south side of the street, near a parking lot entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 West 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. Daniel Boone (here, next to this
Marker detail: Virgil Riggs photo image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Virgil Riggs photo
marker); Robert Taylor (here, next to this marker); Peggie Castle (here, next to this marker); Tex Ritter (here, next to this marker); Sidney Poitier (a few steps from this marker); Linda Darnell (a few steps from this marker); Ken Curtis (a few steps from this marker); Ted Markland (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kanab.
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Virgil Riggs Marker (<i>wide view; middle marker of the set of three markers at this location</i>) image. Click for full size.
3. Virgil Riggs Marker (wide view; middle marker of the set of three markers at this location)
The building seen here behind the marker, currently a t-shirt shop, was the site of Virgil's Cafe & Bakery back in the 1950's.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on March 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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