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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
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Description 1 online resource (246 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Land settlement -- Green River Valley (Wyo.-Utah) -- History
Land settlement -- Utah -- Desolation Canyon -- History
Natural history -- Green River Valley (Wyo.-Utah)
Natural history -- Utah -- Desolation Canyon
Oral history -- Utah -- Desolation Canyon
HISTORY -- State & Local -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
Land settlement.
Natural history.
Oral history.
Desolation Canyon (Utah) -- Biography
Desolation Canyon (Utah) -- Pictorial works
Desolation Canyon (Utah) -- Environmental conditions
Desolation Canyon (Utah) -- History
Green River Valley (Wyo.-Utah) -- History
United States -- Green River Valley (Wyoming-Utah)
Utah -- Desolation Canyon.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Pictorial works.
Form Electronic book
Author Miller, Dan, 1954-
LC no. 2008053869
ISBN 0874217369