— 1830-1906 —Born in England, Francis Webster traveled to Utah in 1856 and played an important role in the early development of Cedar City. A leader in the sheep industry, he was among the first to begin shipping sheep and wool to the Chicago markets. An early merchant in Cedar City, he had a small store that sold candles, soap, saddles and other supplies that he brought back from his Chicago trips. One of the stalwarts in the monumental effort to build the first building (Old Main) at what is now Southern Utah University, he was a member of the Building Committee and is credited with playing a crucial role in persuading townspeople to participate in the undertaking. He served as a member of the City Council, then as mayor of Cedar City from 1872 to 1876, was elected to the lower house of the Utah Territorial Legislature and was president of both the Cedar Cooperative Sheep Association and Cedar Cooperative Mercantile and Manufacturing Institution.
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|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 6:07am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12S E 318171 N 4172204|
|Decimal Degrees||37.67903333, -113.06193333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 40.742', W 113° 3.716'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 40' 44.52" N, 113° 3' 42.96" W|
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|Area Code(s)||435, 801|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 91 N Main St, Cedar City UT 84720, US|
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