A Colorful History: Black Rock’s History and Graffiti Woes

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Christopher W. Merritt, Ph.D. Utah State Historic Preservation Officer  It is unclear when the first human laid eyes upon the geological oddity now called “Black Rock” on the southern shores of the Great Salt Lake. But it was likely a Native American from the Paleoindian or Early Archaic period, evidence …

Steward Spotlight: Darrell and Marty Thomas

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For this, our first ever Site Steward Spotlight, we will be spotlighting not one, but two dedicated Site Stewards. Marty and Darrell Thomas are a dynamic stewarding duo with 20 years of professional and avocational archaeological experience under their belts. This includes helping to organize their first site stewardship program …

Saber Rattling in Strawberry Valley: The 1888 Encampment of the US Army in Utah

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Written by Christopher W. Merritt, Ph.D., Utah State Historic Preservation Officer Over 900 soldiers from the Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery branches of the United States Army descended on Strawberry Valley in August of 1888 to engage in the first large-scale joint training exercises west of the Mississippi River. Typically, each …

Celebrate Cedar Mesa: Friends Gathering

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ticket required $45.00, Bluff Community Center – Join us for a day of educational presentations celebrating Cedar Mesa and the broader Bears Ears region. Presenters include Author & Adventurer Steve Allen; Zuni Artist Chris Lewis; Geologist Gary Gianniny; Santa Clara Artist Joe Naranjo; Archaeologist Shanna Diederichs; Heidi Redd, Kristen Redd & Matt …