Pioneer Home of Renowned Author and Mormon Historian
|Walk into the past of this historical home while enjoying the modern convenience of today, with private baths, queen beds, shaded porches and complimentary gourmet breakfasts.
The home is centrally located in a quiet residential neighborhood two blocks from St. George's Historical District and walking tour with restaurants, art galleries, shops, antiques and 1927 movie theatre restored and showing current films.
St. George is located 120 miles north of Las Vegas, 45 miles to Zion National Park and many other scenic attractions. Local interests include golf, miles of hiking/biking trails, boating and fishing, Snow Canyon State Park, Ghost Towns, National Institute of Fitness and Tuacahn Amphitheater.
No Smoking - No Pets
Rates - $70-$95 per night
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|The original two-room rock house was built by George Brooks, Sr., during 1877-1878 using chips and irregular rocks from the cleanup of the Tabernacle and Temple yards where he worked as a stone mason. Ten years later a hand-made adobe kitchen was added. The locust tree in the front yard was planted in 1879 honoring the birth of his first son, George, Jr. , and today is on the National Register.
Juanita Leavitt was born 1898 in Bunkerville, Nevada and in 1919 married Ernest Pulsipher, who died of cancer little more than a year later, leaving her with an infant son. Under great adversity she acquired a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and a master's degree from Columbia University. Settling in St. George, Utah, she became an instructor of English and Dean of Women at Dixie College. In 1933 she resigned from the college to marry widower Will Brooks, to whose four sons she became a devoted step-mother. Within five years the couple added a daughter and three more sons to their family.
As a compensation for her interrupted teaching career, Juanita turned her attention to the history of her native region. Writing late at night, she established herself as a historian of professional competence. She had a genius for locating pioneer diaries, which she collected for the WPA in the 1930's and for the Huntington Library in California in the 1940s. She excelled in editing pioneer documents, her most important productions being the diaries of John D. Lee and of Hosea Stout. She wrote numerous historical articles and a variety of family narratives, including a classic biography of her pioneer grandfather, Dudley Leavitt, as well as her own autobiography "QUICKSAND AND CACTUS."
|Located Close to:|
|Golf Courses||Huntsman World Senior Games|
|St. George Marathon||Utah Shakespearean Festival|
|St. George Art Museum||St. George Leisure Services|
|St. George City Parks||Biking and Hiking|
|BrianHead Ski Resort||Elk Meadows Ski Resort|
|Zion Ponderosa Resort||Tuacahn Amphitheater|
|Zion Cinemax Theatre||St. George Musical Theater|
|Zion Factory Stores||Restaurant Guide|
|Lake Powell||Snow Canyon|
|Fiesta Fun Center||Quail Lake|
|Zion National Park||Southern Utah News|
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