By the late 19th century, the iron industry had fizzled. Iron County boasted a scant 3,500 residents. Dry farming and dairy fueled the small but slowly growing economy, and a manufacturing industry was blossoming near Cedar City's rail hub. On November 22, 1890, the county's first newspaper appeared. The Iron County News was a weekly publication printed in Cedar City that struggled to turn a profit. It failed after only four months. Two and a half years later, the Iron County Record debuted. Read more.
We extend our thanks to Cedar City Corporation, American Pacific (AmPac), the Cedar City Rotary Club, and the Friends of the Gerald R. Sherratt Library at Southern Utah University for their generous donations.