The first Trail Blazer Bison that reflects the newly minted Utah Tech University is here. Previous bisons cheered on Dixie University but with a new name comes a new bison. The new Trail Blazer is currently located in front of Injury Smart Law’s St. George location. There has been quite a controversy over the naming or re-naming Dixie University. Some like the new name and others are afraid that we are losing the pioneer heritage that has made Washington County a marvelous place to live, raise a family, work and recreate. Since 1999, the Injury Smart Law team has been here and watched the college grow and achieve great educational advancements. What was a junior college offering associate degrees progressed to a 4-year university offering 4 year baccalaureate degrees. Currently they also offer a few Masters degree programs. The University has become a Division 1 ranked institution for sports and now takes another step with a re-branding to Utah Technical University.
Our family have 5 children who have graduated from Dixie or Utah Tech. Our team has children who have also graduated from DSU. We love this community and all who make it great. The new logo is on display on the Injury Smart Law Bison. The new logo recognizes the diversity of Utah. The Blue on the top represents northern Utah and the unparalleled blue skies on our horizon. The red on the bottom represents the Red Rocks of Dixie and all the traditions of southern Utah and Sugar loaf.
What did we do for our Bison to make it special? First, we celebrate our pioneer heritage with the hand cart scenes on the west side of the Bison. St. George and Washington County exist because of the pioneers who came to Southern Utah to try and grow cotton so the early settlers could be self sustaining. They were primarily members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the area remains heavily influenced by the teaching and lifestyles taught there.
Next, the head of our Bison, has the UT logo. Take a look, what can you see? Can you find the shape of the great state of Utah in the logo? Look carefully and find it. There is another symbol hidden on the head. One hint, it is a math sign. Good luck.
Both sides of the Trail Blazer have the iconic sugar loaf. Lastly, just for fun the Trailblazer also has a rendering of the 58’ Suburban, affectionately known as “Mader”. We suggest that all that live and visit St. George take the time to get to know the heritage and keep a little red sand in your shoes.
The Injury Smart Law team strives to continue with he pioneer legacy in the spirit of those that first settled this harsh but beautiful area known as St. George. Stop in our office and say hi and check out the new Trail Blazer. Go UT!