Learn About The Little-Known Utah Hero From Our State’s Early Days – The Incredible Horse, Old Sorrel
Times were tough for Utah’s early settlers in Southern Utah. They dealt with floods, drought, illness, and isolation. Even though life was tough, so were they, and though some of those early little towns were eventually abandoned, others thrived and grew. Cedar City was founded in 1851, and its people managed to make it thrive.
In 1897, they decided to build a teacher training school, but they had to get it built quickly. Against insurmountable odds, Cedar City got the school’s first building completed, but much of the credit went to one old horse. Check out the story of Old Sorrel.
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Were you aware of this incredible equine hero of Utah’s history?
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
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