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History of La Verkin, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)
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Early settlers baptized their children in the warm waters at this point of the river. Sheep men dammed off the lower end of the springs for a dipping vat before the days of sheep-dip. The mineral water appeared to be good for the scabies. Washington County built a wooden bridge across the river below the springs, but floods washed it away. A second bridge was also destroyed. In 1916 the county replaced the wooden bridge with a steel one, and later a high arched span was built a short distance downstream.

Today the springs have been developed into an attractive "spa" with seven comfortable little pools in the grotto area. A swimming pool, dressing rooms, and restrooms are provided and there is a bed and breakfast facility for families on vacation.

For many years La Verkin town was a part of Toquerville precinct. It later came under county jurisdiction with its own justice of the peace and constable. In November 1927 residents and voters petitioned the Washington County Commission to constitute the town as a corporate body--an action that was granted that same year.


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