Located on the Santa Clara River in southwestern Utah, Santa Clara came into being about the same time Jacob Hamblin settled here in 1854. The soil and climate must have been auspicious because, over the years, Santa Clara got a good reputation for its fruit and produce production. There were fruit stands lining the streets of town for many years, up until Interstate 15 was opened to traffic. Nearly all of the fruit stands have disappeared these days. Santa Clara is primarily a bedroom community now as most working folks commute to jobs in nearby St. George.