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Virgin River

noun
1.
a river in SW Utah, NW Arizona, and SE Nevada, flowing SW and S to the Colorado River at Lake Mead. 200 miles (322 km) long.
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  • He also made a trip down the Virgin River to the Muddy country.

    Wilford Woodruff Matthias F. Cowley
  • As noted earlier in this account there are differences between the gophers from the two sides of the Virgin River in this area.

  • Mr. Rhynierson and wife had a child born to them on the Virgin River, and it was named Virginia.

    Death Valley in '49 William Lewis Manly
  • For years sawn timbers have been cabled down into the valley and carted to the villages of the Virgin River.

    The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
  • This was the means of giving power to the streams, including the masterstream—the Virgin River.

  • Jack went along to accompany them as far as Tokerville on the Virgin River.

    A Canyon Voyage Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
  • Day after day, night after night, stopping only to rest or feed, they went on up the Virgin River.

    The Spell of the White Sturgeon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Travelling rapidly, he came to Muddy Creek, a tributary of Virgin River.

    Christopher Carson John S. C. Abbott

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