Giants of San Juan
Harold Drake, Sr... A life of service
Four days after Christmas in l922, a Navajo father took his tiny, premature new-born son from his hogan into the bitter cold. He placed his son on a blanket on the frozen ground and began chanting ...
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San Juan’s anthem: The Blue Mountain song
Filed deep in the memory of almost anyone who grew up in San Juan County in the last 80 years are the melodic refrains of the Blue Mountain Song.
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The Bronsons, Joe Cooper and the Fabled Happy Jack
Few who lived through it would argue against the fact that the Uranium Boom of the l950’s was the lynchpin that put San Juan County on the map.
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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,...
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Fascinating life of Chief Posey
One of the principle reasons Mormon Pioneers were dispatched to the vast wilderness of Southeastern Utah in 1879 was to befriend the Indians.
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Jody Wood continued
Continued from... 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 could ...
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Jody Wood
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 made living on the...
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Walter C. Lyman
Early on the morning of September 24, 1887, Walter C. Lyman was riding his horse toward White Mesa from Bluff.
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Charles Steen
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 Big ...
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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...
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