The first winter after Panguitch, which means ‘Big Fish’ in Paiute, was settled by pioneers in 1864 was severe. Seven men braved the weather to get flour from Parowan 40 miles away.
Deep snow made the way impassable, so abandoning their wagons and oxen they continued their journey by laying quilts over the snow walking across them, then retrieving them and repeating the process.
Their efforts saved the town and became known as the “Panguitch Quilt Walk” an annual festival still celebrates their achievement.
At one time Panguitch had a thriving brick factory where most of the population worked so there are a lot of brick houses in the town.
The Bishops Storehouse.
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