About

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The original two-room rock house was built by George Brooks, Sr., during 1877-1878 using chips and irregular rocks from the cleanup of the Tabernacle and Temple yards where he worked as a stone mason. Ten years later a hand-made adobe kitchen was added. The locust tree in the front yard was planted in 1879 honoring the birth of his first son, George, Jr. , and today is on the National Register.

Juanita Leavitt was born 1898 in Bunkerville, Nevada and in 1919 married Ernest Pulsipher, who died of cancer little more than a year later, leaving her with an infant son. Under great adversity she acquired a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree from Columbia University. Settling in St. George, Utah, she became an instructor of English and Dean of Women at Dixie College. In 1933 she resigned from the college to marry widower Will Brooks, to whose four sons she became a devoted step-mother. Within five years the couple added a daughter and three more sons to their family.

As a compensation for her interrupted teaching career, Juanita turned her attention to the history of her native region. Writing late at night, she established herself as a historian of professional competence. She had a genius for locating pioneer diaries, which she collected for the WPA in the 1930’s and for the Huntington Library in California in the 1940s. She excelled in editing pioneer documents, her most important productions being the diaries of John D. Lee and of Hosea Stout. She wrote numerous historical articles and a variety of family narratives, including a classic biography of her pioneer grandfather, Dudley Leavitt, as well as her own autobiography “QUICKSAND AND CACTUS.

One of the oldest trees in Southern Utah in front of the Q&C.

One of the oldest trees in Southern Utah in front of the Q&C.

Room Amenities

General Polices

Reservation Policy

Check-in 3:00 - 9:00PM MST. Late check-in is available upon request.
Check-out is 11:00AM.
Off street parking available, as well as on street parking

Cancellation Policy

72-hour notice prior to arrival date is required.

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Room Amenities

General Polices

Reservation Policy

Check-in 3:00 - 9:00PM MST. Late check-in is available upon request.
Check-out is 11:00AM.
Off street parking available, as well as on street parking

Cancellation Policy

72-hour notice prior to arrival date is required.

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Room Amenities

General Polices

Reservation Policy

Check-in 3:00 - 9:00PM MST. Late check-in is available upon request.
Check-out is 11:00AM.
Off street parking available, as well as on street parking

Cancellation Policy

72-hour notice prior to arrival date is required.

×

General Polices

Reservation Policy

Check-in 3:00 - 9:00PM MST. Late check-in is available upon request.
Check-out is 11:00AM.
Off street parking available, as well as on street parking

Cancellation Policy

72-hour notice prior to arrival date is required.

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