Utah's Dynamic Dixie : Satellite of Salt Lake, Las Vegas, or Los Angeles?
Utah Historical Quarterly
Use the methodology of geography to bear on the Urban influences in the development of St. George. Always very much a satellite of Salt Lake City, St. George changed little until 1960. Since that time change has been abrupt and has brought with it shifting influences that have placed the community very much in the orbit of Los Angeles and southern California. Caught thus between two urban forces this small southern Utah city is confronted with changes of every kind, including many that carry it from the eddies of long village existence into a rising current of urbanism.