Pahreah Press

Editor and Proprietor: Todd M. Compton

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The ghost town Pahreah, which Peter Shirts first settled (known then as Rockhouse) and which Jacob Hamblin resettled as an Indian farm for the Kaibab Paiutes.† Just behind me as I took the picture (on March 28, 2015) was the Paria River.


This is really an out-of-the-way place, now and then, but amazingly, Brigham Young took the time to take his entire entourage to visit Pahreah in 1870. With him was John Wesley Powell, Jacob Hamblin and John D. Lee. They feasted on corn at this place, then continued on to Kanab. (See A Frontier Life, 306.) Now, itís hard to believe that anyone every lived here.


But I thought Pahreah would be the perfect name for a press.