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Celebrate the Glorious 4th at Cedar Breaks

“Celebrate the Glorious 4th at Cedar Breaks: Plans Complete for Big Formal Opening,” Parowan Times, June 29, 1934

“Plans are practically complete for next Wednesday’s big celebration at Cedar Breaks, formally opening that beautiful scenic area as a National Monument, part of the National Parks system. The committee in charge meets here for a final check-up. In the meantime they state that everything indicates there will be two thousand people in attendance.

Prominent People Coming

“The National Parks service [sic] will be represented at the celebration by assistant superintendent Bryant, the Union Pacific System’s president, Carl R. Gray, with messrs. Robinson and Jeffries of the same organization will be in attendance, the State will be represented by prominent officials, probably including Governor H. H. Blood; Mr. Borah writer for the National Geographic Magazine, Dr. George W. Middleton, Randall L. Jones and many other prominent men have indicated that they will be here.

“A committee from the Cedar City chamber of commerce is in charge of the program for the morning meeting which will be at 10:30 or 11:00 a.m., and while we haven’t details of that program, we are assured it will be in keeping with the importance and the dignity of the occasion. The barbecue is in charge of a local committee and will be at 1:30 p.m., free to everybody. Sports and competitive games will be provided throughout the day for those who wish to participate.

Everyone Invited

“All of Southern Utah is invited to participate in the celebration, and indications are that most of the communities will be represented. A final pressing invitation is extended to them. The responsibility for the success of the affair is largely Parowan’s and Cedar City’s, however, and both communities are making an effort to have as many of their citizens present as possible.

“All roads leading to the area will be in good condition; men are at work this week and the first of next, on the Parowan canyon road, and while it is no boulevard it probably will be in the best condition it has ever been. People from here and those who come from the North over Highway 91, if their cars are fir for mountain roads at all, can save at least twenty-five or thirty miles travel by going up this canyon. Then, if they wish to make the loop around the Breaks and down Cedar canyon or go out to highway 89 by way of Panguitch or Navajo lakes, the roads are in good condition for that purpose.

“After the barbecue the public will be at liberty to go and come as they see fit; to tour the beautiful Breaks and Mammoth areas, to visit the streams and lakes for fishing or to return home for the evening entertainments in their respective communities. Here in Parowan there will be a dance in the new pavilion; in Cedar City [illegible] fights and wrestling followed by dancing.

Transportation Committee Reports

“Elsewhere on this page will be found a report of the transportation committee indicating that those who haven’t their own transportation will be able to get to the celebration and back for around 50 [cents] by making reservations in advance. If you want to go, and all who possibly can should go, get in touch Monday with one of the committee.”