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SARA ATKIN, LIFE IN UTAH’S DIXIE BEFORE 1-15 AND AIR CONDITIONING

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join us this Friday, February 28 in welcoming Sara Atkin a long-time resident of Southern Utah as she reminisces about the early days and escapades of her and her husband Wes raising a family in Utah’s Dixie in the early 20th century.

Wes and Sara Atkin moved to Washington County from Glendale, Arizona and the adventures began early from raising sheep on the Arizona Strip and then moving them all to Kanarra Mountain near Cedar City, all because of drought conditions. This short storyline is just the tip of the adventures and such that Wes and Sara experienced while raising their family in the days before paved roads, air conditioning and much more.

A little story line on Sara, she found herself working in a self-service laundry and one day, a customer asked if she knew anyone who could make drapes. Sara quickly replied that she could do it. The “I can do it” attitude is a family characteristic that transitioned Sara’s first drapery-making job into the successful Atkin Draperies which is still in business today.

We look forward to seeing you this Friday, February 28 at 12 pm (noon) for another installment of the Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture Series.

 Reservations may be made by contacting the Public Lands Information Center at 435.688.3200, via email at bswensen@d-asia.org or visit us at 345 East Riverside Drive, St George, UT

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Date:
February 28
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Public Lands Information Center
345 East Riverside Dr
St George, UT 84770 United States
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Phone:
435-688-3200
Website:
d-asia.org