Ebenezer Bryce

Bryce’s Canyon

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Names are an interesting thing and the source of the name of Bryce Canyon National Park is very intriguing. We’ve highlighted this story before but it’s one worth telling again.

Ebenezer Bryce’s historic cabin still stands in the town of Tropic, Utah

Sometime in the late 1870’s or early 1880’s Ebenezer Bryce moved into the Paria Valley, just east of the present day national park. One day while searching for his cattle Ebenezer, a pioneer rancher, stumbled onto the

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Ebenezer Bryce

The History of Bryce Canyon’s Namesake

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Perhaps two of the most immortalized “Ebenezers”in namesake history are the infamous Scrooge, forever celebrated as the former miser who despised Christmas, and the lesser known, Bryce, the man whose name is responsible for characterizing the other-wordly rock formations and stark landscape of Bryce Canyon National Park.

Ebenezer Bryce

Born in Scotland on November 17th, 1830, Ebenezer Bryce was a Mormon pioneer and one of a large number of converts to the LDS church who left Scotland for Utah in

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Ebenezer Bryce – Namesake for Bryce Canyon

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Ebenezer Bryce was a Mormon pioneer, Scottish by birth, who is perhaps best known for his namesake Bryce Canyon National Park.   Bryce was born in Dunblane, Perth and Kinross, Scotland on November 17, 1830. He joined the Church of the Latter Day Saints in 1848, and immigrated to the United States by way of New Orleans later that same year, shortly before his eighteenth birthday. He moved to Salt Lake City, where he married Mary Ann Parks in

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Bryce Canyon History

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Hoodoos stand tall against the sky at Bryce Canyon National Park.

Most famous for the colorful hoodoos which rise from deep within its craggy amphitheaters, Bryce Canyon National Park also boasts a colorful past, rich in Native American lore and pioneer history. Dating back more than 10,000 years, the anthropologic history of Bryce Canyon National Park is as alluring as its distinct landscape.

Little is known about the earliest inhabitants, although archaeologists believe Paleo-Indians hunted about 10,000-15,000 years ago in

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