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“My Fathers Highway”

posted Apr 24, 2015, 8:42 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated May 19, 2015, 7:17 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]
As part of the Mesquite Days Celebration we will be screening “My Father’s Highway” at the Redd Hills Cinema on Monday April 27th at 1pm and Tuesday 28th at 6pm. Admission will be free.


“My Father’s Highway” is the story of the daring and controversial building of the Interstate 15 through Virgin River Gorge. This part of the freeway was completed in 1973 at a cost of more than $61 million or $100 an inch. This film tells the epic story of how this impossible road was built on that improbable route and the people who overcame every obstacle to make sure it happened.


There will also be a Founder’s Forum on the movie and the subject matter on April 30, 2015 at City Hall council chambers from 6:00PM – 7:00PM, come hear from some actual accounts from residents that were a part of the history of the legendary highway.


The Documentary was produced by Dixie State University, Directed and Edited by Phil Tuckett a professor at Dixie State University and narrated by Wilfred Brimley. There will DVD’s of the movie on sale for $20.00 each at the Showings and also at the founder’s forum.

We would like to thank Ernie Hoffman at Redd hills Cinema for providing the theater and making it possible for us to enjoy this well worth your time movie. Any questions please contact Ernie Hoffman phone (908)304-2374 or email at


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