Robert J. Langston was born to Rulon Langston and Nona May DeMille, on January 2, 1927 in St. George, Utah. He spent his early years in Rockville. Robert and his wife Mary have lived in Hurricane for much of their married life where they have been active in the affairs of this community. In the first 10 years of his married life Robert worked in the Iron mines in Cedar, then for the rest of his life did what he loved doing, and that was ranching.
Robert has been passionate about the history of Hurricane and its pioneer heritage. He has spent his life working to make this city a better place. He has worked hard to see that our heritage is preserved. Robert aided in the building of Heritage Park and other monuments around the city, and has published stories of the forbearers.
Some of his accomplishments are: Post Adjutant of Post 100 of the American Legion for 13 years, then later served as Commander, helped put in the horseshoe pits at the baseball fields, President of SUP, wrote a poem entitled “The Birth of Hurricane” which was published in the Southern Utah Sun, served in a number of positions with the Heritage Park Foundation including 2nd Vice President and member of the Pioneer Museum’s board of directors, received the Distinguished Service Award from the SUP for producing and directing the production “Men of Steel”, received the “Outstanding Achievement Award” for his dedication to the beautification of the City of Hurricane, and was elected as Citizen of the Year by the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce January 1993.
Robert has worked tirelessly around the Heritage Park, the Bradshaw home, the Canal Monument as well as the Hurricane baseball park, weeding, pruning, or doing anything else to beautify this community. He does this because of his love for Hurricane and the people who live here. The life of Robert Langston epitomizes the very men and women he has tried to honor.Truly he is a Modern Day Pioneer!