People Profiles: Gateway to Canyonlands

“Tex” McClatchy

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Profile “Find a place you like and figure out how to live there.” Warren Gordon “Tex” McClatchy arrived in Moab in the booming 1950s to teach in its overcrowded schools, but he soon left the classroom for a life earning...

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Mitch Williams as 2nd Lt

Mitchell “Mitch” Williams

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Profile “The war gave us Jeeps, uranium prospecting gave us roads.” After flying 89 combat missions in the Pacific during World War II, the son of Moab’s first doctor returned home to carve out a living and raise his family....

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Bates Wilson

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Profile Father of Canyonlands Bates Wilson arrived in Moab in 1949 to begin his career as National Park Service Superintendent of Arches and Natural Bridges National Monuments. Driving between the two parks, Wilson spent countless hours exploring and mapping the...

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