Kanab gets its name from the Paiute Indian word KHAN meaning "the willow basket in which the tiny papoose is carried on its mother's back." The word KANAW means "the place of the willows."
The first settlers are thought to have arrived June 7, 1858. Several early settlers came to the area; some remained, others stayed for a short time and then moved on to other locations deemed more suitable to their needs, or returned to their previous home.
Many movies have been made in Kanab, thus giving it the nickname of "Little Hollywood." The members of your group will be excited to know they will be visiting the place where John Wayne and many other actors spent much of their movie careers.
Kanab is a small town with a wealth of history all its own--ready to be shared.