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It all begin for the small town of Kanab when the Parry Brothers rode out to every canyon, cliff, stream, gully, and rocky formation they imagined would compliment a Western Film. With their treasure recorded in photographs, they laid them before every Western film director in California. For that, over 100 classic Westerns have been filmed in the region known as the "Grand Circle."
Kanab, Utah is a small barren ranching community residing amongst spectacular landscapes. During the Great Depression days, life wasn’t too kind to those who resided in one of the most remote towns in the United States. Then along came the Hollywood film industry with their artistic eye, or better yet, their appreciation for God’s creation, and the little town of Kanab sprung to life. It’s ideally situated in the “Grand Circle” area, located among Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park, the Grand Canyon (North Rim), Zion National Park, and Lake Powell. It is located on the western Colorado Plateau, just north of the Arizona state line. Kanab gave Hollywood the iconic Western landscapes and rugged forest land for their movies. You might say that Kanab set the stage for the ideal Western experience. The first screen debut to come out of Kanab was Tom Mix’s— Deadwood Coach in 1924. Since then over a hundred Hollywood productions have been shot in this Southern Utah region of Kane County. Fortunately where film and television production goes, so does big money, and this was one economy that truly needed their money. Countywide population from the 1930s through the 1960s was around 2,500 so the impact of the filming industry was not only felt, but it actually kept the town alive.
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GREETINGS FROM UTAH
FIRST DAY OF ISSUE
OCTOBER 25, 2002
NEW YORK, NY 10199
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