People Profiles: Beginnings

Bish Taylor & JW Williams

Loren “Bish” Taylor

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Profile Born in 1892 to one of Moab’s oldest families, young Loren “Bish” Taylor apprenticed at the Grand Valley Times where he learned the printing and newspaper business. After purchasing the Times and its competitor The Independent, the renamed Times-Independent...

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Charlie Glass with horse and dog

Charlie Glass

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Profile What would life be for an African-American cowboy at the turn of the 20th century in the American West? Charlie Glass’ story gives us a clue: you’d need “grit, ingenuity, and the cow-punching skills and character to earn the...

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Lydia-Taylor Skewes

Lydia Taylor Skewes

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Profile “My people came to the little Grand Valley in wagons and forded the Colorado River, and I’ve flown in jet planes.” A daughter of one of the earliest families to settle in Moab, Lydia Skewes grew up watching Moab...

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Otho Murphy

Otho Murphy

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Profile The youngest child of one of the first Euro-American families to settle in Utah, Murphy’s father Felix marched with the Mormon Battalion, the only religion-based unit in U.S. military history. Murphy worked in farming, ranching, prospecting, and surveying –...

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