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Escalante High School
Events Calendar


Escalante Heritage Festival
Saturday May 25th 2013

An Original Play
Saturday 7pm Escalante High School Auditorium Tickets $5.00
Escalante City Sidewalk Sale
Saturday June 1st 2013
Come find antiques, hidden treasures and bargains galore.
Contact 826-4566
Saturday Farmers Market
Starts June 22nd 2013
Corner Main & Center Streets
8:30am - 11am
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Saturday July 20th 2013
9:00am Parade, Griffin Shoot Out,
Carnival, Rodeo, Buck Wild Riders

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escalante canyons art festival
Everett Ruess Days
September 27th & 28th 2013
Plein Air Competition
September 23rd thru 27th
Escalante, Utah
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welcome to escalante city, utah

Welcome to Escalante, Utah
Escalante City Office
56 N. 100 W. Escalante, Utah 84726
435-826-4644 • Hours: 8am-4pm
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Wild Bull Rider Escalante, July 24th Celebration
Escalante Rodeo
Click photo to see all of the Buck Wild Riders
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July 4th Celebration
Thursday July 4th
Dinner & Movie at Town Center Park 6:30 pm.

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The Last Wagon by Lynn Griffin
Painting by Lynn Griffin

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escalante history

Escalante is in Garfield County, Utah along Utah Scenic Byway 12. The town was named after Silvestre Velez de Escalante, a Franciscan missionary and the first European explorer in the region. During the 1776 journey, usually referred to as the Dominguez-Escalante Expedition, Escalante and his companions passed by the Grand Canyon and were among the first white men to enter Utah.

Members of the Southern Utah militia, under the leadership of Captain James Andrus, passed through the Escalante area during the Black Hawk Indian War of the mid-1860s. They recorded finding wild potatoes growing in the area and named a valley just east of the Escalante Mountains "Potato Valley". In 1872, a group of settlers from Panquitch investigated the area, meeting members of the John Westly Powell expedition. Powell's group recommended any new community be named Escalante in honor of the explorer, even though the 1776 expedition never reached the remote valley. The community of Escalante was finally settled in 1875.

Escalante is located at 37°46′10″N 111°36′5″W (37.769482, -111.601382) [3] and is surrounded by part of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.


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