The Dixie Sugarloaf

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

THE DIXIE SUGARLOAF

St. George, Utah

The Sugarloaf is a large red sandstone rock formation on the north side of St. George. It has "DIXIE" painted
on it in big white letters.


LOCATION

A prominent red sandstone rock on the north side of the Red Hills Parkway (formerly Skyline Drive).

37° 6' 56.08" North Latitude,   113° 34' 45.81" West Longitude
3,090 feet MSL at the top


HISTORY

The pioneers named this rock formation the "Sugarloaf" because it resembled the shape and color of a loaf
of sugar in the old days.

Students from the Dixie Academy class of 1913 originally painted a "1913" on the rock. The next year the
students replaced that year number with the more general, "Dixie".


PHOTOS

The Dixie Sugarloaf
WCHS-00879   The Dixie Sugarloaf
      The Dixie Sugarloaf
      WCHS-00880   The Dixie Sugarloaf

Other WCHS photos:
WCHS-04073   Photo of people standing on the Dixie Sugarloaf around 1914
WCHS-04074   Photo of people standing on the Dixie Sugarloaf


REFERENCES

History and pictures of the Dixie Sugarloaf