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Title Tales of Canyonlands cowboys / Richard F. Negri, editor ; foreword by David Lavender.

Imprint Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 1997.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 211 pages) : illustrations, maps.
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Series Western experience series
Western experience.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Wiladeane Chaffin Wubben Hills -- Ned Chaffin -- Lorin Milton -- Harry W. (Bill) Racy -- Guy Robison -- Nina Angela Johnson Robison -- Lowry, Gwen, and Hugh Seely -- Gwen Seely -- Chad Moore.
Summary Before Canyonlands was a national park, before tourists discovered the wildness and wonder of the Maze and the Land of Standing Rocks, before the San Rafael Desert became a hive of mineral exploration, the lands west of the Colorado and Green Rivers to the San Rafael Swell and from the Book Cliffs and San Rafael River south to the Dirty Devil River and the Henry Mountains were pastures for the stock of hardscrabble cowboys and sheepmen. Often based in the nearby villages of Green River or Hanksville, sometimes residing on remote ranches, such as the famous Robbers Roost Ranch or the Chaffin Ranch at the mouth of the San Rafael, they spent much of their time camped out on the range with their stock. They herded both Under the Ledge, along the river south across Elaterite Basin, Ernie Country, and Waterhole Flat, and above on the flats, mesas, and head canyons running from the west. They named many of the places; opened many of the trails; were there to meet and guide the first.
Petroleum explorers, archeologists, and tourists; and bristled at government management of the public's land, which they had grown accustomed to considering their own. --Book Jacket.
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
Subject Cowboys -- Utah -- Canyonlands National Park -- Interviews.
Canyonlands National Park (Utah) -- Description and travel -- Anecdotes.
Ranch life -- Utah -- Canyonlands National Park -- Anecdotes.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Electronic books.
Added Author Negri, Richard F., 1926-
Other Form: Print version: Tales of Canyonlands cowboys. Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 1997 0874212316 (DLC) 97004900 (OCoLC)36847683
ISBN 9780874218015 (electronic bk.)
0874218012 (electronic bk.)
0585027633 (electronic bk.)
9780585027630 (electronic bk.)
0874212294 (paper)