people believe that St. George was named after a Union Army Officer by the
name of Phillip St. George Cooke who is said to have donated
a good share of equipment and wagons to the Mormon settlement
of "Dixie". It was called Dixie because it was a center
for growing cotton which was processed at the nearby Washington
Cotton Mill, and that cotton reminded many of the settlers
who originally lived in the south of Dixie.
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George is located within the northern end of the Mojave
Desert at 2,860 feet above sea level and the average annual
temperature is approximately 61°. With Hot summers and
extremely mild winters, St. George is also known as a
winter haven for what the 45,000 locals like to call "Snow
Birds" (tourists who come to St. George to warm up away
from the snow). St. George is also home to the four year
Dixie State College.
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