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The 1892 Illustrated American Exploring Expedition

The 1892 Illustrated American Exploring Expedition

                  Most explorations into southern Utah and the Southwest became famous. Here’s one expedition that didn’t. The explorers visited 100 archaeological sites between Durango, Colorado and Comb Ridge, Utah—80 of them never before described or recorded, but they had a miserable time of it, constantly underfunded, underfed, dehydrated, with sand in their […]

The Girl Who Broke the Sagebrush Ceiling

The Girl Who Broke the Sagebrush Ceiling

Bluff, Utah Ed Abbey called her a “girl ranger” and she was—the very first.  She began her federal career tracking grave robbers and pothunters in southeast Utah and ended it catching pot growers in western Oregon.  Lynell Schalk broke through the sagebrush ceiling as the first female armed ranger and Special-Agent-in-Charge for the Bureau of […]

Everett Ruess: An Open, Shut (and Open Again) Case

Everett Ruess: An Open, Shut (and Open Again) Case

Photos- Special Collections Department, J. Willard Marriott Library University of Utah No one knew for sure who the skeleton was or how long it had been there. The dirt-encrusted bones seemed to have been hastily buried in the rock crevice along Comb Ridge, a gnarled 120-mile-long uprise of ancient rock near the Utah/Arizona border. Colorful […]