Outlaw Trail Journal Winter 2016

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Outlaw Trail Journal Summer 2016 (Available December 1, 2016)
Historical Spotlight – The Old Dyer Mine
Historical Landmark – Ashley Co-op Building History
Outlaw Tales – Hired Gun Tom Horn
Gutsy Women – Mayme Chew
Historic Spotlight – Basin Telecommunication
History Report – Symposium of the Old West Re-cap
Book Review – The Adventures of a Rancher
Cowboy Poetry – The Lonesome Cowboy’s Christmas
Cowboy Poetry – The Desert Rat

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.

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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

 

Oral Histories and Life Stories

The Regional History Center has been conducting oral interviews with long-time residents, war veterans, members of the Ute Tribe, and many others since 1969.

What is an oral history?

  • Oral History is the collection and study of historical information about individuals, families, important events, or everyday life.
  • Oral History is a method of historical documentation.
  • Oral History often touches on topics scarcely covered by written documents, and by doing so, fills in the gaps of records that make up early historical records.

How can I help?

  • Come into the Regional History Center or call and we will help you get started.
  •  If you have a friend or relative that you would like to do an oral history of, we will help you to set up an appointment for an interview.  We will conduct the interview or you would also be able to do the interview – or both.

Oral History Indexes:

Alphabetical & Topical INDEX

Tape Number Index

Selected Oral Histories are posted on the Internet Archive

Sample transcriptions posted:

Leonard Cook Oral History Transcription

Faron Wilkins Oral History Transcription

 

To access transcriptions and audio recordings for oral history interviews you may visit the Uintah County Library’s Regional History Center at the Uintah County Administrative Building, First Floor 152 East 100 North Vernal, Utah, 84078 or you may request that a transcription or audio recording be made available electronically. To request that an item be digitized please complete the form below:

“Miss Uintah Basin Sweethart” 1967

sweethartDo you know who the “Miss Uintah Basin Sweethart” of 1967 was? Was it your mom or sister? Find out the answer to this question and many other in the Online Vernal Express archives: http://udn.lib.utah.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/vernal4/id/26669/rec/7

Awesome Maps

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Links to Uintah County GIS, Recorder’s office, relevant websites,