160 years ago today - Oct 18, 1861

... our beloved President Brigham Young said, that a city was to be built north of the junction of the Rio Virgin and Santa Clara, and that, out of respect to George A. Smith, the Pioneer of the South, the new city should be named St. George. -- SLC School House

[James G. Bleak. "Annals of the Southern Utah Mission," Archives, Church History Library, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah, in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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