Canyon Legacy - Archive

Long before the Museum’s Small Museum Big Stories initiative, the Canyon Legacy was launched to tell stories about the human and natural history of Canyon Country and the Four Corners region. Beginning in 1989 Museum directors, an Editorial Board, and a multitude of regional experts selected story topics and wrote, edited, and published well researched and highly readable stories about life on the Colorado Plateau.

Today, the Moab Museum is pleased to share digitized Canyon Legacy issues featuring articles about the geology, wildlife, people, and events of the region. In doing so, we acknowledge the dedication and resourcefulness of Museum staff and volunteers who made telling these stories a priority, often with limited resources. We’re grateful for their effort to keep these stories alive and vibrant, for even today we refer to articles in these 76 issues for new insights that expand our own storytelling ability.

The Museum will be exploring ways to re-envision the Canyon Legacy to meet current demand and future expectations. In the meantime, past issues of the Legacy are still available for purchase in print format, plus shipping and handling. Contact the Museum to place an order.

1989

Canyon Legacy Number 1

Click the cover to read issue

Survival through Time in Canyonlands

Spring 1989   |  Number 1

 

The Huntington Mountain Mammoth: The Last Holdout?
by Dr. David Gillette

So Hungry They Ate the Bark Off a Tree. . .
by Marilyn Martorano

The Power and the Glory: Shamanistic Arts of the Archaic Period
by Alan R. Schroedl

“At Last!” Why the Anasazi Left the Four Corners Region
by Kenneth Peterson

The History of the Moab Museum
by Lloyd M. Pierson

Canyon Legacy Number 2

Click the cover to read issue

Moab Movie-Making, 1948-1989

Summer 1989  |  Number 2

 

Getting the Picture: Hollywood History from a Small Town in the West
by Bette Stanton

Movie Memories: George White
Interview by Yvonne Pierson

Moab’s Mark on Hollywood
by Jean Akens

On Location

Behind the Scenes: The Director
by Bette Stanton

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to. . .(Moab Remembers)
by Yvonne Pierson

Local Girl Gets “Bit” by Hollywood
by Yvonne Pierson

Recaptioned Hollywood Action
by Bruce Louthan

Canyon Legacy Number 3

Click the cover to read issue

Twenty-fifth Anniversary
Canyonlands National Park 1964-1989

Fall 1989  |  Number 3

 

Canyonlands National Park Map

Early Trips in the Needles: An Idea Takes Shape
by Alan B. (Tug) Wilson

The First Canyonlands New Park Studies, 1959 and 1960
by Lloyd M. Pierson

A “Civilian” Perspective on the First Study Trip
by Frank Jensen

The Trouble with Bates
by David May

Through the Years: A Chronology of CNP Events
by Jean Akens

Here Today…Here Tomorrow
by Larry Frederick

 

Canyon Legacy Number 4

Click the cover to read issue

Canyon Country Natural History

Winter 1989  |  Number 4

 

Maligned or Malignant, Tamarisk: The Plant We Love to Hate
By Dave May

The Return of the Desert Bighorn
By Jean Akens

Sensitive Resources of the Colorado Plateau

Peregrine Falcons
Endangered Fish
“Radioed” Rattlesnakes
The Black Footed Ferret and The Prairie Dog
Cryptogamic Soils
by Jean Akens and Dave May

Cisco Desert Antelope
by Joe Cresto

A Brief Look at the Recent Past
by Saxon Sharpe

Mammoths on the Colorado Plateau
by Larry Agenbroad

 

 

1990

Canyon Legacy Number 5

Click the cover to read issue

River History of the Colorado Plateau

Winter 1990  |  Number 5

 

John Wesley Powell’s Journal:  Colorado River Expedition, 1871-1872
by Don D. Fowler and Catherine S. Fowler

Why?
by Dave May

A Foolhardy Undertaking:  Utah’s Pioneer Steamboaters
by Roy Webb

Green River Crossings
by C. Gregory Crampton

Women on the River
by Angela Bautista

Commercial Outfitters
by Mitch Williams

John Wesley Powell Museum, Green River
by Jean Akens

Cataract Canyon Raft Station and Rescue Cache
by Dave Minor

A “Fish” Tale
by Saxon Sharp

 

Canyon Legacy Number 6

Click the cover to read issue

Extinct Species of Canyon Country

Summer 1990 | Number 6

 

Tracking the Rise of Dinosaurs in Eastern Utah
by Martin Lockley

Utah’s Early Place in Paleontological History
by F.A. Barnes

The Long Walk Quarry: A New Horizon in Dinosaur Research
by Frank DeCourten

You Can Call Him “Al”: Allosaurus and the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry
by Richard M. Warnick

College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum

Late Ice Age Extinctions: Whodunit?
by Janet McVickar

Canyon Legacy Number 7

Click the cover to read issue

Recent Archaeological Discoveries

Fall 1990 | Number 7

 

Archaeological Excavations along State Road 313 near Dead Horse Point, Utah
by Alan D. Reed

The Huntington Canyon Figurines: A Study of Ritual Context
by Jacki Montgomery

Anasazi Roads in Southeastern Utah
by Winston Hurst, Dale Davidson & Owen Severance

The Patterson Bundle: A Pre-Horse Ute Subsistence Kit?
by Bruce D. Louthan

Basket Maker Burden Basket
by Julie Howard

Orchard Pithouse
by Bruce D. Louthan

Packrats as Archaeologists’ Helpers
by Saxon Sharpe

Canyon Legacy Number 8

Click the cover to read issue

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles:
A Regional History

Winter 1990 | Number 8

 

The Importance of Transportation Infrastructure in Southeastern Utah
by Sam Taylor

Utah Rails
by John Akens

Early Railroad Towns:

Cisco
by B. J. Eardley

Thompson, Sego and Westwater
by Jean Akens

Roads, Bridges and Freighting
by Jean Akens

Reminiscences of a 15 Year Old Truck Driver
by Mitch Williams

Backcountry Roads: Using the Leftovers
by Ber Knight

Grand River Toll Road: (Utah 128)
by Keith Montgomery

Aviation
by Angela Bautista and Kurt Balling

1991

Canyon Legacy Number 9

Click the cover to read issue

Explorers and Expeditions

Spring 1991 | Number 9

 

Early Explorations of Utah
by F.A. Barnes

The Old Trappers Trail through Eastern Utah
by James Knipmeyer

Journey to the Rio del Tizon
by F.A. Barnes

The Spanish Trail through Canyon Country
by Steve Madsen

Canyon Legacy Number 10

Click the cover to read issue

Riches from the Land

Summer 1991 | Number 10           

 

Early Days of Uranium
by Howard W. Balsley

“Richest Town in the U.S.A.”
excerpts from 1956 McCall’s article by Elizabeth Pope

Personal Reflections:

Ed Smart, Miner (uranium)
by Jean Akens

A Family Affair (copper)
Memories (oil)
by Jeanne Smith and Michaelene Pendleton

A City on a Cushion of Salt and History of the Potash Industry
by Robert Norman

On Display

Update: Rivera’s 1765 Expedition
by F.A. Barnes

Canyon Legacy Number 11

Click the cover to read issue

Ranching and Cowboys

Fall 1991 | Number 11

 

Cowboyin’: The Way It Was
   Remembrances of Lewis H. “Dude” Larsen
by Jean Akens

Cordova Canyon Ranch: The Story of the Cordova Family
by Jack Bickers

The Taylors: Five Generations of Ranching in Grand County
by Todd Campbell

Cowboy Poetry
by Lewis “Dude” Larsen and Frank Lemon

Bridging the Time Gap with Bill and Lillian Boulden
   Ranching in the Professor Valley Area, Circa 1930s – 1980s
by Jean Akens

Cattle Drives
by Terby Barnes

Of Cattle Rustling, Murder and Shoot-outs
   The Story of Louis B. Lockhart
by Jean Akens

Canyon Legacy Number 12

Click the cover to read issue

Dreams and Schemes

Winter 1991 | Number 12

 

Papa’s Dream
by B. J. Eardley

Robert Brewster Stanton: The Man and His River
by Roy Webb

Valley City
by Jacki Montgomery and Jean Akens

Uranium Penny Stocks: Dream or Scheme?
by Jean Akens

Westwater
by Michael D. Milligan

A Modern Day Mammoth Hunter
by Saxon Sharpe

Dreams to Live By
   An Interview with Roberta Ossana
by Angela Bautista

1992

Canyon Legacy Number 13

Click the cover to read issue

Geology of the Canyonlands

Spring 1992 | Number 13

 

An introduction to the Geology of the Colorado Plateau
by Mike Price

Upheaval Dome and Roberts Rift
by Fran Barnes

Monument Uplift

   Laccolithic Mountains

   Yes—Geologists Are Human

The Paradox of the Paradox Basin
by A. Lynn Jackson

Geology at a Snail’s Pace
by Saxon Sharpe

Permian Geology in the Canyonlands Province
by John Weisheit

Geology on Display
by Jean McDowell

Canyon Legacy Number 14

Click the cover to read issue

Days of Discovery

Summer 1992 | Number 14

 

Trials and Discoveries in the Land of the “Come Back” Country
by Bette Larsen Stanton

“The Scrapbook”
by Maxine Newell

Uranium Days Legacy
A Pictorial Essay

Dan O’Laurie
by Jean Akens

The Road to Instant Wealth
by Dave May

The Arch Hunters
by Vicki B. Webster

Canyon Legacy Number 15

Click the cover to read issue

The Law and the Lawless

Fall 1992 | Number 15

 

The Law:

The Problem with History
Sheriffs of Grand County (An Early History)     
by L.L. (Bish) Taylor

The Death of a Sheriff
by B.J. Eardley

The Last Day – The Murder of Dick Westwood/ Richard Dallin Westwood
by B.J. Eardley

John Billings Skewes
by Jean Akens

And The Lawless:

Regional Outlaws (list)

Tom Roach – Cowboy and Fast Gun
by Bette Larsen Stanton

Life in the Middle West
by J.T. Farrer, Sr.

And One Who Was Both:

The Life and Times of Bill Tibbetts
by Raymond M. Tibbetts, Cynthia Tibbetts Lyman and Jean Akens

 

Canyon Legacy Number 16

Click the cover to read issue

Canyon Country Rock Art

Winter 1992 | Number 16

 

Seeing Spirits: Initial Identification of Representations of Shamans in Barrier Canyon Rock Art
by David Succec

Colorado – Green River – Prehistoric Pathway
by Steve Manning

Rock Art, Wall Paintings and Figurines of the Pueblo II – Pueblo III Period:
   Evidence of Anasazi and Fremont Interaction
by Sally J. Cole

Historic Signatures and Rock Images (photos)
by James H. Knipmeyer

Radiocarbon Dating of The All American Man
by Nancy J. Coulam

Desert Song (poem) and The Art in Rock Art: The Barrier Canyon Style
   Project

1993

Canyon Legacy Number 17

Click the cover to read issue

Controversies

Spring 1993 | Number 17

 

Rattlesnake Ruin: The Question of Cannibalism and Violence in the Anasazi Culture
by Shane A. Baker

The “Letter” – Or Were the Powell Men Really Killed by Indians?
by Wesley P. Larsen

“FLPMA” and the Sagebrush Rebellion
by Jean Akens

The Amasa’s Back Chaining – “Murder on the Mountain”
by Vicki Barker

The Problem with History – Continued

A Response to The Law and the Lawless Issue

Canyon Legacy Number 18

Click the cover to read issue

Place Names

Summer 1993 | Number 18

 

Origins of Names, Canyonlands Country
by Richard F. Negri

Some La Sal Mountains Place Names
by Lloyd M. Pierson

Place Names at Arches National Park
by Vicki B. Webster

Geologic Names of Sedimentary Units in Southeastern Utah
by Michael J. Price

Place Names along the Rivers in Utah’s Canyonlands
by John Weisheit

 

Canyon Legacy Number 19

Click the cover to read issue

Civilian Conservation Corps

Fall/Winter 1993 | Number19

 

Genesis of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Original Depression Era “Jobs Bill”
by Bruce D. Louthan

A Tale of Four Camps

Dalton Wells CCC Camp
by Bruce D. Louthan

Medicinal Moments with the CCC
The Dry Valley CCC Camp
by Terby Barnes

Blanding CCC Camp
Interviews with Floyd Nielson and Frank Montella

The “Indian Creek Ripple”
Life in a CCC Camp
by Lloyd M. Pierson

Moab Japanese-American Isolation Center – The Dark Postlude in the History of Dalton Wells CCC Camp
by Bruce D. Louthan and Lloyd M. Pierson

1994

Canyon Legacy Number 20

Click the cover to read issue

Prehistory

Spring 1994 | Number 20

 

Archaeological Excavations at Shadow Shelter
by Alan D. Reed

Glaciers in the La Sal Mountains
by F.A. Barnes

Pollen in the Archaeological Records: How Much Can It Tell Us?
by Saxon E. Sharpe

Therapsids, Dinosaurs and Geology
by F.A. Barnes

Soil and Rock Causing Engineering Problems in Utah
by William E. Mulvey

“Ownership” Marks on Anasazi Ceramics
by Jean Akens

Canyon Legacy Number 21

Click the cover to read issue

Historic Buildings

Summer 1994 | Number 21

 

Historic Structures in Moab through Four Generations
by Bette L. Stanton

Phantom of the Old Warehouse
by Bette L. Stanton

Star Hall
by Jean Akens

Angus Was a Fiddler
by B.J. Eardley

Old Hammond Store
by B.J. Eardley

“In Memory of the W.O.W.”
by B.J. Eardley

The Arthur Taylor Home
by B.J. Eardley and Jean Akens

When “Truth” Found a Home in Southeastern Utah
by Lloyd M. Pierson

Moab’s Historic Buildings
by Jean Akens

Gone but Not Forgotten
by Jean Akens

Hole ‘N the Rock Home
by Jean Akens

Canyon Legacy Number 22

Click the cover to read issue

Index

Fall/Winter 1994 | Number22

 

Indexing of the Canyon Legacy
by John Weisheit

Index of Issue #1-21
compiled by John Weisheit

King’s Toll Road (Highway 128) – a pictorial essay
from the files of John Weisheit

Photo Index

Navajo Chief Peokon
by Wesley P. Larsen

The Lost Inscriptions of the Kane Creek Road
by James M. Knipmeyer

1995

Canyon Legacy Number 23

Click the cover to read issue

Desert Ecology

Spring 1995 | Number 23

 

What Is a Desert?
by David Williams

Cryptobiotic Crusts
by Jayne Belnap

Adaptation to Life in the Desert
by Tara Williams

Endangered Plants of the Moab Area
by Joel Tuhy

Neotropical Migratory Birds
by Damian Fagan

The Life and Times of Desert Fishes
by Tom Chart

Land Degradation in the Arid West
by David Williams

Canyon Legacy Number 24

Click the cover to read issue

Geologists of the Colorado Plateau

Summer 1995 | Number 24           

 

John Strong Newberry – Pioneer Colorado Plateau Geologist
by William L. Chenoweth

Grove Karl Gilbert – The Geologist’s Geologist
by John Weisheit

Major Clarence E. Dutton – Military Officer – Geologist
by William L. Chenoweth

Herbert E. Gregory’s Navajo Country Surveys
by Gary Topping

Sublime Stone – Grand Canyon Geology after Powell
by Earle Spamer

A Memorial to:
  William Lee Stokes
  Cornelius M. Molenaar
  Sherman A. Wengard
as cited

Canyon Legacy Number 25

Click the cover to read issue

Literature of the Canyons

Winter 1995 | Number 25

 

The Conservationists

Wallace Stegner – Writer, Historian, Conservationist
by John Weisheit

Poem – Brought Forth
by John R. Graham

Edward Abbey – 1927 to 1989
by Lloyd Pierson

Poem – a Conversation with Ed Abbey
by Janet Lowe

The Historians

Frederick S. Dellenbaugh – On the Back of the Dragon
by James Page

Poem – In Hunter Canyon
by Janet Lowe

David Lavender – A Man of the West
by Andrea Brand

Frank Waters
by June Hall

Elzy J. Bird – Artist and Author
by Dick Negri

Poem – In Utah
by John Graham

Pearl Baker: Legend and the Lady
obituary by Barbara Ekker
editorial by Sam Taylor

Women Writers

Writing Their Hearts Out: Women Writing on the Colorado Plateau
by Janet Lowe

Western Writer

Zane Grey – Master Romance Storyteller of the West
by Kris Taylor

Poem – Spring with a Legend
by E. R. Russ Carter

1996

Canyon Legacy Number 26

Click the cover to read issue

The La Sal Mountains

Spring 1996 | Number 26

 

La Sal Mountains: Ute Indian Names
by Lloyd Pierson

The First Sawmill in the La Sal Mountains
by Billie and Harold Provonsha

Alice Hunt’s Archeological Survey of the La Sal Mountains
by John Weisheit

Slow Ascent of Conservation: The La Sals in the Century of Modernism
by José Knighton

The Battle of Pinhook Draw
by Rory Paul Tyler

Geology of the La Sal Mountains
by David Williams

Trees in the La Sal Mountains
by Raven Tennyson

Habitat and Wildlife Association
by Damian Fagan

Canyon Legacy Number 27

Click the cover to read issue

Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve: People and Place

Summer 1996 | Number 27           

 

Human History in a “Fairlyland”
by Andrea Brand

Purchasing the Land
by Chris Montague

Dedication
Wallace Stegner

The Challenges of Managing a Wetlands
by Sue Bellagamba

Water in the Wetlands
by Dan Murphy

Personal Reflections
Damian Fagan, Carol Wells, Walter Williams, Ross Freeman, Raven Tennyson, Bruce Jager, Dick Westwood, Linda Whitham, Lucinda Wood, and Andy Nettell

Winter Solstice at the Moab Slough
by Terry Tempest Williams

Animals in the Preserve
by Nelson Boschen, Damian Fagan, and Raven Tennyson

 

 

Canyon Legacy Number 28

Click the cover to read issue

Myth, Legend and Folklore

Winter 1996/1997 | Number28

 

Buffalo Soldiers Come to Spanish Valley
by Lloyd Pierson

Outlaw Cave or Counterfeit Cave? Take Your Pick!
by James Page

Matrimony Springs
by Kris Johnson

The River Witch
by Kris Johnson

Negro (Nigger) Bill
by Kris Johnson

Murder of Mellenthin
by Rory Tyler

The Goat Man
by Kris Johnson

UFO Sighting in 1917?
by Rory Tyler

Jumping-off Place
by James Walker

Hole ‘N the Rock
by Steven Davis

1997

Canyon Legacy Number 29

Click the cover to read issue

The Book Cliffs

Summer 1997 | Number 29           

 

Map of the Book Cliffs

The Topography and Morphology of the Book Cliffs
by John Weisheit

Map of the Cretaceous Outcrops in the Rocky Mountain Region

Book Mountains – Book Cliffs
by William Chenoweth

The Book Cliffs Conservation Initiative
by Utah State Division of Wildlife

Stories of the American Black Bear on the East Tavaputs Plateau
by JulieTolman with Craig White

A Book Cliffs Journal: The Summer of 1981
by Roy Webb

The Book Cliffs: The Mountains That Are Not Mountains
by Fran A. Barnes

Canyon Legacy Number 30

Click the cover to read issue

Wings over Canyonlands

Fall 1997 | Number 30

 

Moabite Recalls Early Flight
by Maxine Newell

Remote Airstrip Specifications
by Jim Hurst

Early Flying in Grand County
by Dennis E. “Pete” Bird

Dairy Cattle
by Jim Hurst

Tex’s Style – An Interview with Tex McClatchey
by Jim Page

Rocket Launch!
by Janet Lowe

You’ll Never See It the Same Again
by Dan Murphy

Thirteen Arches
by Darla Martin

Sky Life
by Catherine Landis

Plane Crash Pot 
by Tom Taylor

Ranger!
by Connie Blaine

Helicopters and Filming – A Partial History
by Bego Gerhart

Responsible Aviation
by Gene Boyle

Air Affair ‘97
by Michele Carlucci

Exposure 30-09 Is Worth a Thousand Words
by Tom Corcoran, Jr.

A Chronology of Local Aviation Events

Canyon Legacy Number 31

Click the cover to read issue

Building a Community

Winter 1997 | Number 31

 

J.N. Corbin: A Champion of Southeastern Utah
by J.W. Palmer and Merilyn Palmer Lisenby

Grand County Archives – 1937
by John Weisheit

Change at the Uranium Boom
by Pete Byrd

Boom and Bust
by Kris Johnson

Theatre 2000
by Paula Gerhardt

The Moab Garage Company
by James Page

Finding a Place for Books and People
by Kris Johnson

The Place Where Community Is Built
by Janet Lowe

 

1998

Canyon Legacy Number 32

Click the cover to read issue

Cataract Canyon

Spring 1998 | Number 32

 

Inscriptions in a Graveyard
by James H. Knipmeyer

U.S. Geological Survey – Diary of the Cataract Canyon Expedition – 1956
by George C. Simmons

Wilderness River Trail: The Eggert-Hatch Expedition
by Roy Webb

Serendipity: The Denis Julien Inscriptions of Cataract Canyon
by Douglas Carithers

One Hundred Explorers of the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon, 1869 to 1928
by John Weisheit

A Canyonlands Chronology
by John Weisheit

 

Canyon Legacy Number 33

Click the cover to read issue

Childhood Memories

Fall 1998 | Number 33

 

Early Days of Moab:
Interview with Lydia Taylor Skewes
by Betty Tibbits Farrow

Growing Up on the Warner Farm:
Interview with Emma Peterson Walker
by Janice Gilliland

Excerpts from the Moab Story
by Otho Murphy

Moab Similes
collected in 1953 by Austin E. and Alta S. Fife
from Pearl Murphy Knight, Anne S. Chamberlain and Opal C. Howell

Memories of Growing Up in Moab, Utah
by Bill Meador

Legend of Latigo Gordon
by Jay W. Palmer

Second Settlement of Castle Valley
by Kristin Johnson

Canyon Legacy Number 34

Click the cover to read issue

Ever-Changing Landscape:
Arches National Park

Winter 1998 | Number 34

 

The Story of Arches National Park
by Lisa Church

Making Sensible Boundaries: The Lost Spring Expansion of Arches
by Rep. Chris Cannon

Falling Arches – Geology in Action
by Diane Allen

The Geology of Arches – More than Just Arches
by Tamsin McCormick

Dinosaurs Once Walked Here
by F.A. Barnes

Filming in Arches National Park’s Phenomenal Backdrops
by Kari Murphy

A Brief History of the Desert Bighorn Sheep in Arches National Park
by William B. Sloan

Free Utah Symphony Concerts in Devil’s Garden “Wowed” Crowds in the 1980’s

Excerpt from A Story of Life at Wolfe Ranch
by Maxine Newell

Place Names at Arches National Park
by Vicki B. Webster

Looking for Edward Abbey
by Janet Lowe

Remembering Bates E. Wilson (1912-1983)
by Lloyd M. Pierson

In Memory of Bates
by Anne Wilson

1999

Canyon Legacy Number 35

Click the cover to read issue

The San Rafael Swell

Spring 1999 | Number 35

 

A Key to the Geology of the San Rafael Group
by John Weisheit

Map Showing the Geologic Structure of Southeastern Utah
by Arthur A. Baker

A Tour of the San Rafael Swell
by Jeanette Evans

Where Goblins Sleep
by heidi E. blankenship

Paleo-Indian and Desert Archaic Cultures around the San Rafael Swell
by Jani Roper

A San Rafael Swell Chronology
by John Weisheit

Repeat Photography of the San Rafael River
by Earl Hindley

Place Names of the San Rafael Swell
by Dee Ann Finken

The Igneous Rocks of the San Rafael Swell
by James Gilluly

Graphics Pertaining to the San Rafael Swell
by Charles B. Hunt

An Oral History with Pearl Biddlecome-Baker

A Journal: Horsethief Trail, Robber’s Roost and the Dirty Devil River
by Otis “Dock” Marston

Canyon Legacy Number 36

Click the cover to read issue

A Tribute to Bridges

Autumn 1999 | Number 36           

 

From Of Wind, Water, and Sand
by David Peterson

Bridges and Arches: What’s the Difference?
by Lisa Church

Early Dwellings – Horsecollar Ruin
by Jim Dougan

Natural Bridges – A Geologic Wonder
by Jim Dougan

Permian Root Traces from Natural Bridges National Monument
by Shawn Duffy

Observations of an Early Explorer: Excerpts from the Field Journals of W.B. Douglass
“I am Very Well and Still in Love with My Job”
by Chris Nickel

The Wonder Above – The Night Sky at Natural Bridges
by Jim Dougan

The Bridge that Stands Like a Rainbow
by Max King

From “The Great Race to Discover Rainbow Natural Bridge in 1909”
by Stephen C. Jett

Canyon Legacy Number 37

Click the cover to read issue

Communications

Winter 1999 | Number 37

 

If the Rocks Speak, What Are They Saying?
by Michaelene Pendleton

The Importance of Oral Histories, or, Which End of a Cow Gets Up First?
by Richard Negri

Mail Routes through Southeast Utah
The Mail Rider
by Oliver W. Harris

Roll the Presses:
excerpts from the Centennial Issue of "The Times-Independent"

“May I Have Your Number, Please?”
an interview with Bud Corbin by Lisa Taylor, and excerpts by Jay Palmer

Broadcasting in the Bowl
by Dixie Barksdale

And Now, the News (an interview with Dee Tranter)
by Lisa Taylor

A Modern-Day Lifesaver: Avalanche Forecasting
by Dave Medara

Search & Rescue Gets New Tools
by Kent Green

Taking It to the Capitol
by Stephen Trimble and Terry Tempest Williams

Whoops. . .
by Lisa Taylor

Looking Ahead
by Lisa Taylor

2000

Canyon Legacy Number 38

Click the cover to read issue

Medical History

Spring 2000 | Number 38

 

Rawhide John: An Oral History of Doc Williams
transcribed by Michelle Reaume

Make Full Use of All Available Sunshine: Fighting the Spanish Influenza Epidemic of 1918
by Janet Lowe

Navajo Nation Hit Hard by Epidemic
A Medical March through Time: A Brief History of the Hospital, Doctors and Nurses Who Served Moab
by Paula Kelley, LPN

Air Life: Help from Helicopters
by Teresa Bagshaw

Sure Hands and Loving Hearts: The Story of Midwives in Canyon Country
by Molly Gates

Medicine Underfoot: Medicinal Plants of Canyon Country
compiled by Janet Lowe

In the Midst of Solitude: Dr. Thomas Barton and the Green River Clinic
by Kenneth Jenks, FA-C

Drama in Real Life: Rural Medical Emergencies
by August Brooks

Everybody in the Sight of God Is Worth Saving
by August Brooks

Birth at Hole in the Rock
by August Brooks

Canyon Legacy Number 39

Click the cover to read issue

Birds of Canyon Country

Summer 2000 | Number 39           

 

Pueblo Bird Mythology
by Andrea Brand

The California Condor
by Gary Salamacha

Bald Eagles of Southeastern Utah
by Damian Fagan

Return of the Peregrine
by Rick Boretti

Utah Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Strategy
by Jim Parrish

Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Surveys in Canyonlands National Park
by Matthew Johnson and excerpted by Andrea Brand

The Joys of Birding
by Andrea Brand

Bird Stories
by Bruce Jager

Bird Homes
by Carol Wells

 

Canyon Legacy Number 40

Click the cover to read issue

Anniversary Edition – Index 1989-2000

Fall 2000 | Number 40

 

A Word about the Index

List of the Canyon Legacy Issues 1-40

Author/Subject Index of the Canyon Legacy Issues 1-40

Once upon a Century
by Rusty Salmon

Photo Index of the Canyon Legacy Issues 1-40

Photo/Illustration/Map/Artist