Utah, the star of the west

There is a land whose sunny vales

Author: O. P. Huish
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: O. P. Huish

Born: September 9, 1851, Blaenavon, Monmouth, Wales. Died: December 4, 1932, Payson, Utah. Buried: Payson, Utah. At age nine, Huish emigrated with his mother and siblings to join his father in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1861, the family went to the Utah Territory and settled in Payson, where Huish worked in farming and ranching as a youth. He later ran general stores times in Moab, Utah; Eugene, Oregon; and Albuquerque, New Mexico. He also opened Huish Drug. Huish was a composer, but was also trained in commercial photography, making some contributions in this field and operating the firm Huish and Hinshaw. They did most of their work in Utah and Arizona. In 1880, Huish formed the "Huish Band" with his brothers Edward, Joseph, Frank… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a land whose sunny vales
Title: Utah, the star of the west
Author: O. P. Huish
Refrain First Line: Utah, Utah, beautiful, beautiful land



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Deseret Sunday School Songs #d223

Hymns, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints #d245

The Songs of Zion, a Collection of Choice Songs #d191

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