Tell us about the history of your hometown. Mine was settled in 1860s by Mormon pioneers sent south from Salt Lake City, which they settled in 1847, on a Cotton Mission to be self sufficient in all ways. At that time this whole area was out of the United States, but it would be called the Deseret territory and extended into parts of Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada and even California. After years of struggling with the heat, Indians and unruly elements-flashfloods and drought conditions, the early settlers develop a community complete with a tabernacle and a temple. See more on our history here.
As I was driving around our town the other day, I noticed the beauty that is here in this place. The red rock cliffs stark against the blue blue skies, different shades of crimson, orange and browns in jagged silohuettes. (Photo isn't mine but from flicker.) I do love the west and even sage brush and cedar trees. Guess because I was born near this area. It's home to me.