Namesake of Bryce Canyon, Utah - Encircle Photos

15 Namesake of Bryce Canyon, Utah

In 1875, Scottish-born Ebenezer Bryce and his wife Mary Ann established a homestead first in the Bryce Amphitheater and then in the adjacent Paria Valley. The Mormon pioneer built a timber road and an irrigation canal to support his cattle ranch and help establish a farming community. The locals began referring to the area as Bryce’s Canyon. Harsh conditions caused the settlement to be abandoned in five years. In 1880, Ebenezer Bryce moved to Arizona.


Paria View, Bryce Canyon, Bryce, UT 84764


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