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

Chauncey “Chance” Parry

Utah's Little Hollywood

 

—Kanab Utah “Walk of Fame” —

 
Chauncey "Chance" Parry Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2010
1. Chauncey "Chance" Parry Marker
Inscription.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the Parry Lodge Motel. Marker is
Parry Brothers Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Parry Brothers Markers
Looking southeast along Center Street (US Route 89)
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. 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). 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.)
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Parry Lodge image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Parry Lodge
Parry Lodge Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Parry Lodge Sign
Kanab, Utah - Little Hollywood image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2010
5. Kanab, Utah - Little Hollywood
Kanab, Utah - Little Hollywood image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2010
6. Kanab, Utah - Little Hollywood
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 507 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 31, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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