Red Hole in Time

Full Title Red Hole in Time
ISBN 0890963320
ISBN13 9780890963326
Publisher Texas A&M University Press
Authors Muriel Marshall
Edition 1

Escalante Canyon is a red-walled hole in a geologic uplift (the Uncompahgre Plateau) in western Colorado. Pioneers surging west fell into this canyon hole the way gold nuggets get caught in the potholes of a stream. Like nuggets eddying against stone, they were shaped by the Canyon-rounded off, shattered, or tossed away, according to how they conformed or resisted. Indeed, treasure richer than gold settled into that hole in time; in the onrushing current of history the lifestyle-the Old West-settled and still survives there-in fact, in artifact, and in living memories.

The tale of the canyon is a tale of struggle, change, frontier friendship, and enmity that is part of the story of the West itself: Anglo settlement; conflict between cowman, nester, and sheep man; epidemics; hardships; loneliness. Many of its stories, though, are tantalizing episodes unique to this place, laced with oddity and tragedy.

Using as digging tools the camera, tape recorder, diaries, memoirs, and a hundred years of old newspapers, Marshall has mined more gold than the first prospectors ever suspected lay in that mysterious red hole.

Dimensions 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)
Subjects Americas - Travel Essays & Descriptions
United States History - Western
Plains & Rocky Mountain Region
U.S. Travel - States
Natural History


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