Cedar City

a town in SW Utah. 10,972.

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      city, Iron county, southwestern Utah, U.S., on the scarp of the Hurricane Fault, 5,800 feet (1,768 metres) above sea level. Founded in 1851, following the discovery of iron ore, it was named for the abundance of juniper trees (called cedar in early reports) in the mountainous locality. Part of an earlier Mormon colony then moved from Parowan (17 miles [27 km] northeast) to Cedar City. Completion in 1923 of a branch line of the Union Pacific Railroad (Union Pacific Railroad Company) from Lund stimulated development of the community.

      The economy is based on tourism, mining, farming, and livestock raising; in the last decade of the 20th century, the city, with its local attractions and low cost of living, began to attract numbers of retirees, mostly from neighbouring western states. The city's Iron Mission State Historical Monument is the site of the first blast furnace west of the Mississippi. Cedar City is the headquarters for the nearby Dixie National Forest. Also nearby are Cedar Breaks National Monument and Bryce Canyon (Bryce Canyon National Park) and Zion (Zion National Park) national parks. Brian Head Resort, a skiing centre, is 30 miles (48 km) northeast.

      Southern Utah University (established 1897) is the site of the summer Utah Shakespearean Festival. The Palmer Memorial Museum contains Paiute Indian relics. Inc. 1868. Pop. (2000) 20,527; (2007 est.) 27,823.

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