SIA2507: Court of the Patriarchs

Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:Copyright © 2007 Calvin J. Hamilton
Location:Zion National Park, Utah

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Named for three towering figures of the Old Testament, these sandstone cliffs hold court over Birch Creek Canyon and this section of the Virgin River. In 1916 Frederick Vining Fisher, a Methodist minister, gave the religious names to the peaks. Today it is not hard to imagine how the grandeur of this view could inspire such reverence.

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