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Author Aton, James M., 1949-

Title The river knows everything : Desolation Canyon and the Green / James M. Aton ; photography by Dan Miller.

Published Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (246 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
polychrome rdacc
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction; 1. Lizard-Gnawed Desert: Natural History; 2. Walls of Rock Art: Unfolding the Native Story; 3. Exploration: From Exploitation to Recreation; 4. Bunchgrass and Water: Settlement, 1880 to 1950; 5. Governing a Wild River: 1950 to the Present; Epilogue: The Shape of the River; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Illustration Sources; Index.
Summary Remote and difficult to access, Desolation has a surprisingly lively history. Cattle and sheep herding, moonshine, prospecting, and hideaways brought a surprising number of settlers--ranchers, outlaws, and recluses--to the canyon.
Other author Miller, Dan, 1954-
JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Land settlement -- Utah -- Desolation Canyon -- History.
Land settlement -- Green River Valley (Wyo.-Utah) -- History.
Oral history -- Utah -- Desolation Canyon.
Natural history -- Utah -- Desolation Canyon.
Natural history -- Green River Valley (Wyo.-Utah)
Desolation Canyon (Utah) -- History.
Green River Valley (Wyo.-Utah) -- History.
Desolation Canyon (Utah) -- Biography.
Desolation Canyon (Utah) -- Pictorial works.
Desolation Canyon (Utah) -- Environmental conditions.
Electronic books.
Pictorial works.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780874217360 (electronic bk.)
0874217369 (electronic bk.)