Historic Adventures on the Colorado Plateau

Historic Adventures on the Colorado Plateau

states: Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. It is mainly high-desert country,
with some interspersed mountain ranges and forests. This book mainly focuses
on the northern half of the Colorado Plateau, but some of the events described in

Author: Bob Silbernagel

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439664339

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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The Colorado Plateau is home to nearly thirty national parks, monuments and recreational areas. The unique geology, stunning rock formations, powerful rivers and numerous scenic canyons that compose such a striking region also made navigation difficult. Yet daring explorers braved the journey. Rock art and other artifacts are evidence of occupation thousands of years ago. Spanish explorers once trekked across this rugged terrain, seeking information on the native populace, religious converts and trade routes. In the frontier era, a trio of bandits discovered the value of good horses while fleeing for three hundred miles. Nearly a century after the gold rush, uranium fever brought another boom to the rugged reaches of the area in the 1940s. Supported by years of research, Bob Silbernagel traces the Colorado Plateau's intrepid inhabitants throughout history.
Categories: Photography

The Cadottes

The Cadottes

... issue of the Wisconsin Magazine of History. He is the author of Troubled Trails:
The Meeker Affair and the Expulsion of Utes from Colorado and Historic
Adventures on the Colorado Plateau. He and his wife, Judy, live in Palisade,

Author: Robert Silbernagel

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society

ISBN: 9780870209413

Category: History

Page: 304

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The Great Lakes fur trade spanned two centuries and thousands of miles, but the story of one particular family, the Cadottes, illuminates the history of trade and trapping while exploring under-researched stories of French-Ojibwe political, social, and economic relations. Multiple generations of Cadottes were involved in the trade, usually working as interpreters and peacemakers, as the region passed from French to British to American control. Focusing on the years 1760 to 1840—the heyday of the Great Lakes fur trade—Robert Silbernagel delves into the lives of the Cadottes, with particular emphasis on the Ojibwe–French Canadian Michel Cadotte and his Ojibwe wife, Equaysayway, who were traders and regional leaders on Madeline Island for nearly forty years. In The Cadottes: A Fur Trade Family on Lake Superior, Silbernagel deepens our understanding of this era with stories of resilient, remarkable people.
Categories: History

Backcountry Adventures Utah

Backcountry Adventures Utah

4WD Adventures : Colorado . Castle Rock , Colo . ... Canyon Legacy : Planes ,
Trains and Automobiles : A Regional History 8 . Moab , Utah : The ... Baars ,
Donald L . The Colorado Plateau , A Geologic History . Albequerque , N . Mex .

Author: Peter Massey

Publisher: Adler Publishing

ISBN: 1930193270

Category: Travel

Page: 539

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Backcountry Adventures: Utah provides detailed directions for 175 backcountry roads throughout Utah, all suitable for stock sport utility vehicles. All you need is an SUV, a sense of adventure, and your copy of Backcountry Adventures: Utah. Book jacket.
Categories: Travel

ZANE GREY Ultimate Collection Historical Novels Western Classics Adventure Tales Baseball Stories 60 Titles in One Volume

ZANE GREY Ultimate Collection  Historical Novels  Western Classics  Adventure Tales   Baseball Stories  60  Titles in One Volume

He must have traversed the southerly edge of the Colorado plateau and passed
through the Coconina forests." "I don't understand," said Hal. "These were
Spanish warriors in helmets and breasts plates like the men with Cortez in
Mexico and ...

Author: Zane Grey

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026848622

Category: Fiction

Page: 3250

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This carefully crafted ebook: "ZANE GREY Ultimate Collection: Historical Novels, Western Classics, Adventure Tales & Baseball Stories (60+ Titles in One Volume)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This collection contains the greatest western stories such as Riders of the Purple Sage, The Last Trail, The Mysterious Rider, The Border Legion, Desert Gold, The Last of the Plainsmen and many more. The edition also includes historical novels such as "Betty Zane" (a historical novel about Elizabeth "Betty" Zane McLaughlin Clark - a heroine of the Revolutionary War on the American frontier), "The Day of the Beast" (the story from World War I) and many other historical novels. You will find here are the exciting adventure novels such as "Ken Ward in the Jungle", "The UP Trail", "The Young Lion Hunter" and many more. The collection as well contains numerous baseball and fishing stories since the author Zane Grey vas very passionate about these sports. Table of Contents: Betty Zane The Spirit of the Border: A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley The Last of the Plainsmen The Last Trail The Short Stop The Heritage of the Desert The Young Forester The Young Pitcher The Young Lion Hunter Riders of the Purple Sage Ken Ward in the Jungle Desert Gold The Light of the Western Stars The Rustlers of Pecos County The Lone Star Ranger Rainbow Trail The Border Legion Wildfire The UP Trail The Desert of Wheat Tales of Fishes The Man of the Forest The Mysterious Rider To the Last Man The Day of the Beast Tales of Lonely Trails Wanderer of the Wasteland Tappan's Burro The Call of the Canyon Roping Lions in the Grand Canyon The Thundering Herd The Vanishing American Under the Tonto Rim Tales of the Angler's Eldorado, New Zealand Forlorn River Nevada Sunset Pass Arizona Ames The Drift Fence The Hash Knife Outfit The Code of the West Thunder Mountain The Trail Driver The Wilderness Trek Arizona Clan and many more
Categories: Fiction

Natural History of the Colorado Plateau and Great Basin

Natural History of the Colorado Plateau and Great Basin

Hulse , James W . The Nevada Adventure : A History , 4th ed . Reno : University
of Nevada Press , 1978 . Jackson , Richard H . “ Great Salt Lake and Salt Lake
City : American Curiosities , ” Utah Historical Quarterly , Vol . 56 ( Spring 1988 ) ...

Author: Kimball T. Harper


ISBN: UOM:39015031709937

Category: Science

Page: 294

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Fourteen diverse contributed papers provide an up-to-date summary of this remote region's geology, climates, and biology, including thorough treatments of the area's insects, fish, and reptiles. Other topics include the ecology and distribution of prehistoric human cultures in the region; how modern humans have used and abused resources in the Intermountain West; and genetic diversity among populations of conifers. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
Categories: Science

Park Science

Park Science

Gives the gologic history of the little science content to be useful for science
gional Director Dr. John Rogers , as well as a world's first national park . ... The
film provides insight into how the Colorado Plateau Vegetation surements and
assessments of quandirect contact with natural ... Dreams , John ance to all
Colorado Plateau co - authors of BLP , gave an Wilcox , 1992 , American
Adventure Proparks .



ISBN: STANFORD:36105123614740

Category: National parks and reserves


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Categories: National parks and reserves

Hiking Grand Staircase Escalante the Glen Canyon Region

Hiking Grand Staircase Escalante   the Glen Canyon Region

A Guide to 59 of the Best Hiking Adventures in Southern Utah Ron Adkison.
Appendix. B: Further. Reading. Geology. Baars, Donald, The Colorado Plateau, A
Geologic History. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1983. Barnes,
F. A. ...

Author: Ron Adkison

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762767533

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

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“FalconGuides point the compass to the best spots to play, climb, hike, fish, and be.” – CNN.com Lace up your boots and sample fifty-nine of the finest trails in southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the stunning 1.2-million-acre Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. With thorough descriptions and detailed maps, this book leads you to both well-known and little-used trails, and it includes several backpack trips and a wide variety of day hikes. Whether traveling down remote desert roads or up serene canyons, you will be rewarded with vivid memories and a yearning to return. For more than thirty years, FalconGuides® have set the standard for outdoor guidebooks. Written by top experts, each guide invites you to experience the adventure and beauty of the outdoors. Features: Hikes suited to every ability Directions to the trailheads Trail Finder for best hikes for novices and families, moderate day hikes, strenuous day hikes, and backpacking trips for all levels Comprehensive trail descriptions with mile-by-mile directional cues Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, best hiking seasons, and canine compatibility for every featured hike Information on fees and permits, contacts, campgrounds, and more
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Unlimited Outdoor Adventure Utah

Unlimited Outdoor Adventure  Utah

... Special RMA, positioned along the west-central edge of the Colorado Plateau
Physiographic Province in south-central ... Known cultural sites are several
historic cattle trails, the Shunesburg Mail Trail, a pictograph site, and a cliff
dwelling ...



ISBN: IND:30000042381172

Category: Outdoor recreation


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Categories: Outdoor recreation

Uranium Mining Landscape of the Colorado Plateau 1946 1956

Uranium Mining Landscape of the Colorado Plateau  1946 1956

( 32 ) ( Figure 1.11 ) Valuable historic photographs of the Colorado Plateau
uranium country are available at the ... It is hard not to come away from a story
like this without a sense of the optimism and adventure uranium mining offered to
mid ...

Author: Deidre Susan Busacca




Page: 706

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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly

Out of his adventures on the river and on the Colorado Plateau country , Powell
had formulated a view of the West which became the basis for all modern
thinking about irrigation and scientific reclamation . It was only fitting , then , that
in 1969 ...



ISBN: UCLA:31158002022977

Category: Southwest, New


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Categories: Southwest, New

Utah Historical Quarterly

Utah Historical Quarterly

In the tradition of western travel and wilderness adventure, Becker's travels were
hardly unique, and his diary not ... Butch Cassidy Was Here: Historic Inscriptions
of the Colorado Plateau (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2002), 36–38.

Author: J. Cecil Alter


ISBN: UCR:31210024498022

Category: Utah


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List of charter members of the society: v. 1, p. 98-99.
Categories: Utah

1979 world wide adventure travelguide

1979 world wide adventure travelguide

(M) Plateau Hikes: A variety of ecological and historical hikes takes backpackers
to the Colorado Plateau area of northern Arizona. Two- to 14-day trips explore
the graceful formations and vivid colors of the 130,000-square-mile plateau, ...

Author: American Adventurers Association


ISBN: 01482300

Category: Travel

Page: 608

View: 343

Categories: Travel

Excursions in Historical Geology

Excursions in Historical Geology

The earliest European explorers came into the wilderness of the COLORADO
PLATEAU in 1539 and 1540 . ... between the students and past explorations of
the geologic environment in search of adventure , wealth , or simply a new life .

Author: George D. Brown


ISBN: 0395242444

Category: Geology

Page: 250

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Categories: Geology

Peterson s Make Summer Count

Peterson s Make Summer Count

The Colorado River carves its way through the center of the Colorado Plateau . ...
Summer Adventure program consists of two components : English language
skills and a study of the natural history of the Southwest , including historical and

Author: Charlotte Thomas

Publisher: Petersons

ISBN: 0768924456

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 466

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A derivative from Peterson's Summer Opportunities. Book of In-depth descriptions plus front matter plus indexes. A derivative from Peterson's Summer Opportunities. Book of In-depth descriptions plus front matter plus indexes.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Rock Art on the Northern Colorado Plateau

Rock Art on the Northern Colorado Plateau

History , and D . B . Madsen 1981 The distribution of rock art elements and styles
in Utah . Journal of ... Bureau of Land Management , Colorado . Cultural ... Colton
, M . F . and H . S . Colton 1931 Petroglyphs , the record of a great adventure .

Author: Ralph J. Hartley


ISBN: UOM:39015025373146

Category: Art

Page: 158

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The author considers aboriginal rock art to be one source of information used by prehistoric peoples in constructing knowledge about the dynamics of the social and physical environment in which they lived. This study examines the relationships between the morphological content of petroglyphs and pictographs and the places at which they occur along the drainage system of the Colorado River in southeastern Utah. Hartley examines the assemblage content of rock art at 388 locations to assess their variation with situational features noted at these places. He argues that rock art situated on boulders and at the bases of cliffs reveals the greatest information while displays of access restriction are considered more prevalent in rockshelters. Hartley concludes that the frequency and diversity of use of places exhibiting rock art is reflected in the information content of the rock art and that rock art varies with the kinds of functions these places served in the socioeconomic system of aboriginal peoples.
Categories: Art



... sciences , history and art , specializing in anthropology , biology , geology ,
history and art of the Colorado Plateau and the ... and outdoor adventures for
every level of physical ability and intellectual interest explore the Colorado
Plateau by ...

Author: American Anthropological Association


ISBN: STANFORD:36105113869429

Category: Anthropology


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Categories: Anthropology

National Parks

National Parks

San Juan River - Utah : river adventure , fascinating archaeology , spectacular
scenery . ... Historic Train Adventure ! ... GRAND CANYON RAILWAY NATIONAL
PARKS OF THE COLORADO PLATEAU September 20 - 28 , 1996 Rico Tours ...



ISBN: UOM:39015046523943

Category: Conservation of natural resources


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Categories: Conservation of natural resources

River Notes

River Notes

In this remarkable blend of history, science, and personal observation, acclaimed author Wade Davis tells the story of America's Nile, how it once flowed freely and how human intervention has left it near exhaustion, altering the water ...

Author: Wade Davis

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610912068

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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Plugged by no fewer than twenty-five dams, the Colorado is the world's most regulated river drainage. The Colorado River provides most of the water supply of Las Vegas, Tucson, and San Diego, and much of the power and water of Los Angeles and Phoenix, cities that are home to more than 25 million people. If it ceased flowing, the water held in its reservoirs might hold out for three to four years, but after that it would be necessary to abandon most of southern California and Arizona, and much of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. For the entire American Southwest the Colorado is indeed the river of life, which makes it all the more tragic and ironic that by the time it approaches its final destination, it has been reduced to a shadow upon the sand, its delta dry and deserted, its flow a toxic trickle seeping into the sea. In this remarkable blend of history, science, and personal observation, acclaimed author Wade Davis tells the story of America's Nile, how it once flowed freely and how human intervention has left it near exhaustion, altering the water temperature, volume, local species, and shoreline of the river Theodore Roosevelt once urged us to "leave it as it is.” Yet despite a century of human interference, Davis writes, the splendor of the Colorado lives on in the river's remaining wild rapids, quiet pools, and sweeping canyons. The story of the Colorado River is the human quest for progress and its inevitable if unintended effects—and an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and foster the rebirth of America's most iconic waterway. A beautifully told story of historical adventure and natural beauty, River Notes is a fascinating journey down the river and through mankind's complicated and destructive relationship with one of its greatest natural resources.
Categories: Nature

Free Vacations Bargain Adventures in the USA

Free Vacations   Bargain Adventures in the USA

A non - profit educational organization , CFI has promoted stewardship of the
Colorado Plateau region through outdoor education programs for students of all
ages since ... A Age range : Desert Writers Workshop is held at a historic ranch .

Author: Evelyn Kaye

Publisher: Blue Panda Publications

ISBN: 0962623172

Category: Ecotourism

Page: 200

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New, completely revised, and updated, this bestselling guide shows how to save money at hundreds of vacation sites across the United States. Readers will discover low-cost adventure vacations where they hunt for diamonds in Arkansas, dig for dinosaurs in Colorado, sail a schooner in Maine, or bike beneath the California redwoods. 20 illustrations.
Categories: Ecotourism

Arizona the Grand Canyon

Arizona   the Grand Canyon

... Chelly National Monument 1069 Chaco Culture National Historical Park 112 -
13 Colorado 44 Colorado Plateau Tour ... mountain biking 59 Rainbow Bridge
National Arizona Outback Adventures 61 Monument 62 Grand Canyon mule trips

Author: Paul Franklin

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133125802

Category: Travel

Page: 176

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Offers information on accommodations, restaurants, shopping, and activities in Arizona and the Grand Canyon.
Categories: Travel