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Capt. Clarence E. Dutton and John Wesley Powell explored this area in the 1870s and gave it many places names. Dutton's report gave the name Pink Cliffs to the Claron Formation. Paiute names include Paunsaugunt, place or home of the beavers; Paria, muddy water or elk water; Panguitch, water or fish; and Yovimpa, point of pines. Emissaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latte-day Saints who built communities in Utah displaced the Paiutes. In 1875 Ebenezer Bryce came to the Paria Valley to live and to harvest plateau timber. Neighbors called the canyon behind his home Bryce's Canyon.

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