Giants of San Juan
Chief Posey: Epilogue
“The White settlers could not understand why he refused to take $15 plus rations promised to Indians who would agree to go to Colorado to the reservation. Through his persistence and determination,...
Jody Wood continued
It is reported the farewell party the town gave them was more like a funeral than a party, with more crying than laughing. When asked to speak Jody said, “I never thought I ...
Aunt Jody Wood: Angel of mercy
GIANTS OF SAN JUAN
by Buckley Jensen
In the early days of San Juan, medical doctors and medicines were rarely available in times of need.
That fact ...
Walter C. Lyman
Early on the morning of September 24, 1887, Walter C. Lyman was riding his horse toward White Mesa from Bluff.
Charlie Steen was an enigma. He came into San Juan in the l950’s, dirt poor, lived in a tar-paper shack with his wife and four little boys and discovered the fabled Mi-Vida Uranium Mine in the Bi...
LaVerda Barton Jensen
“I have been a school supervisor, a principal, and a superintendent for 25 or more years and I say without hesitation that, never in all those years have I seen or become acquainted with, a more ex...
The Young Brothers
In 1953, when the first uranium boom was in its infancy, Clyn P. Young of Monticello decided to try to make “mucking” (getting the blasted ore out) mines easier. Up until then, mining uranium was ...