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Blue Mountain Moments “My Poetry” By Doris Karren Burton

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New Publication Available at Regional History Center!  June 1, 2016

This book of poetry was written by Doris Karren Burton it is based on some of her most colorful memories while growing up on Blue Mountain. Permission to publish has been granted by her family in her memory.

$10.00

Outlaw Trail Journal Summer 2016

 

 

Outlaw Trail Journal Summer 2016  (Available June 1, 2016)

This issue features: Diamond Mountain History

Featuring Diamond Mountain History

Historical Spotlight – McCoys of Diamond Mountain
Mountain Tales – Zelph Calder & Matt Warner Reservoir
Outlaw Tales – Butch and the Boys Robbed a Few Trains
Historic Spotlight – I Am the Outlaw Trail
Mountain Tales – Near Tragedy on Diamond Mountain 
Mountain Tales – Jack I. Gumaer and Miss Dick

 

Buy your issue today for only $10.00. The journal is available in Vernal, Utah in the Regional History Center, and in the “NEW” Uintah County Heritage Museum.

If you would like more information about subscribing to the journal or purchasing any of our publications, or submitting an article please contact the Regional History Center at 435-789-6275 for Michelle or 435-789-6276 for Elaine or 435-789-6277 for Ellen. A yearly subscription for the Outlaw Trail Journal $20 can be sent to 152 East 100 North in Vernal, Utah, 84078 along with your name and address.

Art Exhibit: Wyoming’s Outlaw Trail > June 16 – July 30, 2016

EXHIBIT SHOWCASES IMAGES OF HISTORIC LANDSCAPES AND CELEBRATED OUTLAWS, LAWMEN AND CITIZENS OF OLD WYOMING AND THE BROWN’S PARK AREA (NEAR DIAMOND MOUNTAIN).WYOT exhibit pics 2 (2) (2)_Page_02

Thanks in part to a $5,000 grant awarded by the Wyoming Humanities Council, the Uintah County Library and Uintah County Heritage Museum is showing Wyoming’s Outlaw Trail traveling exhibit, a public display put together by Sweetwater County Historical Museum Exhibits Coordinator Dave Mead and author Mac Blewer. The exhibit features a selection of text and photos from the book of the same title by Blewer, an Images of America publication released by Arcadia Publishing in 2013. Although this exhibit focuses on the Wyoming section of the Outlaw Trail, several of the photographs will introduce you to many outlaws and early settlers of the Brown’s Park (Utah) area.

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Photo of a display for this exhibit showing the front cover of Mac Blewer’s book.

States Dr. Sharon Kahin, Executive Director of the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, “Few figures in American history have been as romanticized as the outlaws of the Old West.  This exhibit attempts to explore the folklore, history and geography behind the characters that rode Wyoming’s Outlaw Trail and puts them into context in their place in time and in the landscape of our imagination.”

The exhibit focuses on the Outlaw Trail, an historic and folkloric path that meandered from Canada to Mexico and was used by Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, Kid Curry and other bandits.  Highlighting the deeds of these same robbers as well as the lawmen and ordinary citizens who knew them,   Wyoming’s Outlaw Trail displays historic and contemporary photos of “outlaw oases” along the trail such as the Red Desert and Hole in the Wall and sWYOT exhibit pics 2 (3)_Page_04ome of the adjacent communities that sheltered numerous “bad men.”  Says Kahin “Fabled buried treasure, bandit hideouts and scenes of reputed robberies the length and breadth of Wyoming, the age of the horseback outlaw is still alive….”

When: Friday, June 16th through Saturday, July 30, 2016.

Where: In the down stairs conference room, Uintah County Library (204 E 100 N, Vernal, UT), and in Uintah County Heritage Museum art gallery which is just adjacent to the library (155 E Main).

Questions? Contact Michelle Fuller in the Uintah County Regional History Center, (435) 789-6275 or mfuller@uintah.utah.gov or Lana Fullbright in the Uintah County Heritage Museum, (435) 789-7399 or lfullbright@uintah.utah.gov

 

Outlaw Trail Journal – Winter 2015

Cover of the Outlaw Trail Journal Winter 2015   These booklets make a great gift for those folks who have everything. They have a great assortment of historical articles that are educational and entertaining.  Get a subscription for the one you love!