Nancy Dalton is a self-described transplant to Parowan, but has captured the spirit of the community and has dedicated herself to sharing its rich heritage. Being an innovative “doer” is the trait that makes Nancy so successful in her outreach. It would be accurate to say that Nancy has a three-fold purpose in her historic preservation efforts: preservation, tourism, and education.
Her preservation efforts include organizing a daunting amount of photographs, records, and information in order to share the information in products available to use by the general populace. She has applied for grants, worked with government entities, and honed her personal skills in order to bring publications to press that help document Parowan’s heritage.
She also volunteers with the Bureau of Tourism in Iron County to train high school seniors to be "Super Hosts" - a training program to provide for a skilled worker to deal with the areas large population of tourists. She uses this program very effectively in classes, Chamber of Commerce activities, and local area Visitors' Centers.
Nancy educates school classes about the historic significance of the Parowan Gap and tells about the Native American culture and history surrounding the area.
Though she is very busy with her family and her businesses, it is known that she will go above and beyond to make each project a success. Nancy has been instrumental in the preservation of the Priddy Meeks Cabin and Pond now and outdoor learning center, the preservation and documentation of the Parowan Cemetery that is known as an "art gallery for stone carvers," and has also served on the Parowan Heritage Foundation Board since its founding in 1988.
Nancy’s impact, which is greater than this list can covey, will continue to educate the citizens of and visitors to Iron County for decades to come.