Panguitch, UT

Panguitch was settled in March 1864 by Jens Nielsen and a group of families from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The settlement was abandoned in May of 1865 because of the Black Hawk Indian War raging to the north. Settlers returned in 1871 to stay for good. They built saw and shingle mills, a tannery, and kilns to make bricks from the local red clay. Several houses made from the rose-colored bricks are still standing today. The name Panguitch derives from a Southern Paiute word meaning “Big Fish”, and fishing is excellent in the lakes around Panguitch. Panguitch, incorporated in 1899, is the county seat of Garfield County in Utah. It's located within easy driving distance of Utah Scenic Byway 12, Bryce Canyon Natl Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante Natl Monument, and Kodachrome Basin State Park to name a few. U.S. Highway 89 runs through the middle of town. I got to Panguitch in April 2023 but spent way to little time in the town. The few photos I took are of some of the historic buildings on Main Street. So, consider this photo essay a work in progress. I shall return.

Businesses along Main Street

Thunder Horse Mercantile Info

Thunder Horse Mercantile
43 N Main

Garfield Memorial Foundation Thrift Store Info

Garfield Memorial Foundation Thrift Store
65 N Main

Lee's Indian Store Info

Lee's Indian Store
83 N Main

Cowboy's Smokehouse Cafe and Store
95 N Main

View south along Main Street

View north along Main Street

Historic Panguitch Inn Info

Historic Panguitch Inn
50 N Main Street

Smokin Hot Antiques 38 N Main
formerly the Old Panguitch Fire House (1984-1998)

The Liquor Store and Shed Info

Thanks primarily to Wikipedia for background information used in this photo essay.
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