Cedar City in Iron County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Heroine of China
Helen Foster Snow
—1907 – 1997 —
Helen Snow was a prolific writer. Using the pseudonym, Nym Wales, nearly 25 of her 50 books and manuscripts were written on China, and some are considered a primary historical source of the period. The most lasting and important accomplishment of the decade she spent in China was the major role she played in the founding of the Gung-Ho industrial cooperatives that spread throughout China, and India as well, serving as a laboratory for democracy, teaching principles of self-government, self-help and mutual endeavor, resulting in two Nobel Peace Prize nominations.
When she died on January 11, 1997, four public functions were held to honor her (two in China and two in the United States) including one in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing with many of China's leaders in attendance. In Xi'an,
Location. 37° 40.863′ N, 113° 3.691′ W. Marker is in Cedar City, Utah, in Iron County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and East 200 North, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the northeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Cedar City UT 84721, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Escalante Trail (a few steps from this marker); Cedar City Railroad Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Stockman (about 700 feet away); The Social Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ward Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deseret Iron Works (approx. ¼ mile away); Cedar City Tabernacle (approx. ¼ mile away); Pioneer Iron Works Blast Furnace (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cedar City.
Also see . . . Helen Foster Snow – A Utah Pioneer. Helen Foster Snow continues to be a significant figure in American and Chinese history because she was a native of Utah who made a copious number of contributions to China during the 1930s. (Submitted on September 17, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
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