Saint George to celebrate his 160th birthday with root beer floats, free of charge

City St. George / For The Spectrum & Daily News

City management  George City serves biscuits and root beer in the St. George’s Lounge.  George to celebrate the 157th anniversary of the city's founding on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

HOLY. GEORGE – The revolutionary electric telegraph was not even a quarter of a century old. The photo was in its infancy. There was still a month to go before the first major EU victory in the American Civil War. It was January 17, 1862, the day the desolate wasteland of the Mojave Desert, the Colorado Plateau, and the Great Basin was inhabited and incorporated as St. George.

Fast forward 160 years. This Saturday, January 15, Mayor Michele Randall and city council members plan to commemorate the city’s birthday by preparing floats for free root beer and distributing other goodies at the Common Hall, 47 E. 200 North, from noon to 2 p.m.

In addition to refreshments, there will be several other free items available on January 15, including:

  • Free entrance to the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center.
  • Free entrance to the recreation center George.
  • Free entry to St. George Art Museum.
  • Free all-day rides on SunTran buses.
  • Train to Thunder Junction and St. George Carousel will be free all day.

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