soft colors: sunset in the desert of Hurricane, Utah
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history of the name "Hurricane:" (pronounced “Her-ah-kun,”) This strange name dates back to the early 1860s, when a whirlwind blew off the top of a buggy carrying a group of surveyors led by Mormon leader Erastus Snow. “Well, that was a Hurricane,” exclaimed Snow. “We’ll name this the Hurricane Hill.” The original residents, the Paiute Indians, called the area Timpoweap, meaning “Rock Canyon.” Hurricane, Utah is near St George, Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, Cedar Breaks, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
photo by me © 2010