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A Canyon Peoples' Portrait Documentary Crowdfunding Campaign (See Above)

Help Kane County's people tell their story by prepurchasing "A Canyon Peoples' Portrait Documentary Video". Merrill Jenson, film composer, conducts The Symphony of the Canyons, Sam Payne (host of KBYU's "The Apple Seed"), narrates, The Legacy Series Folk Ensemble, a choir and many of Kanab's finest performers weave tales in song and story of Utah's southernmost county and the distinct peoples that have lived there.

Meet Levi Stewart, Kanab's founder, and hear his heartbreaking story of losing his wife and five sons in a fire in Jacob Hamblin's fort.

Meet "The Ancient Ones" who were here centuries and millenia before Levi.

Meet Thomas Chamberlain, bishop of Orderville, who is arguably the reason their United Order community lasted more than ten years.

Meet the proprietor of The Rollaway Saloon, and the ladies of Kanab and Fredonia who tried to shut him down.

Meet the present day people of "Best Friends Animal Sanctuary", modern pioneers whose story parallels that of Kanab's early settlers.

Many other fascinating stories are part of "A Canyon Peoples' Portrait". The tellers of the tales will warm your heart with their art.

Rural Utah is where Utah's values are lived, preserved, and propogated. Let's keep that tradition alive!

A Canyon Peoples' Portrait Demo Medley - Twenty Minutes condensed to 7:55! It's just a taste!

Alton Aire - honoring Alton, Utah - from A Canyon Peoples' Portrait

Newest Legacy Series Art Book/CD:

"Valley of the Trails" (Sevier County)

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Sevier County has been criss-crossed by trails since before the ancient Fremont peoples.

Ute and Piute nations, Spanish explorers and mountain men blazing the Old Spanish Trail, U.S. government explorers looking for rail routes, Mormon explorers, Utah Heritage Highway 89 and now Interstate Highway 70 make Sevier Valley truly the Valley of the Trails.

Stories of those who passed through and those who stayed are told in the Valley of the Trails. Tim Gates (Due West), Mary Kaye, Millie and Cece Knaphus, Sam Payne, Jeff Hinton (Joshua Creek), Mike Iverson, Nancy Hanson, Dyer Highway, Cori Connors, Clive Romney, Ken Stevens, Jo Lynne Kirkwood, Alejandro Melecio, Tom Hewitson, Bob Morphis, and the One Voice Children's Choir and guests make the telling memorable and enjoyable. Gorgeous art makes the stories come alive!

Invite them into your home for many inspirational tellings! $25 plus tax & shipping.

First "Legacy Series" Art Book/CD Is Here!

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Heritage Arts Recordings, Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts' record label, releases the first Artisan Art Book/CD of the Legacy Series, in which Utah's top songwriters, singers, and visual artists combine to tell the stories of Utah's pioneer heritage and history.

The Saga of the Sanpitch tells some of Sanpete County's history, which is rich in Native American history, pioneer stories, and conflict between the two. And it highlights some modern pioneering and community-building in this high desert country.

Cherie Call, Payton Kemp, Mary Kaye Knaphus, Kate MacLeod, Sam Payne, Clive Romney, Ryan Shupe, and Gary Voorhees have collaborated with Sanpete County visual artists Laurie Lynn Farrer, Susan Gallacher, Shirley Taylor-McKay, Larry Nielson, Kathy Petersen, Carl Purcell, and Jason Quinn to create a stunning package that deserves a place in every Utah home and wherever those with Utah roots live.

Buy it by clicking on the image above!

Saga of the Sanpitch Song Medley Demo

Demos of two songs from the forthcoming Kane County Legacy Series Artisan Artbook/CD, "A Canyon Peoples' Portrait"

"Fire In The Bedroom-Levi's Lament" by Sam Payne

"Be Kind To Your Cowboy" vocal by Lisa Blaser, song from 1952 by Rachel S. Findlay

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  • December 31, 1969