Heritage Day for Virgin Valley will be held on Saturday, January 11 at 9:00 am at the site of the first home in the valley which is on the road to Bunkerville at the historic site. Mike Waite will be the guest speaker and talk about the history of the Hunt and Waite families. The foundation of the home has been preserved. The area was settled by pioneers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who colonized Bunkerville on January 7, 1877. Edward Bunker, Sr., Edward Bunker Jr., Dudly, Leavitt, Lemuel Leavitt, George W. Lee and Samuel O. Crosby came with 17 pioneer families and built the building that became the gathering place for the settlers. There is also a marker showing this was on the Old Spanish Trail which was used from 1829-1848. The Virgin Valley was traveled by Jedediah Smith in 1826 and by Fremont in 1844.
Everyone is invited to attend this free historical event!