A Western Journey by Thomas Wolfe

A Western Journey by Thomas Wolfe

Thomas Wolfe was an acclaimed author best know for Look Homeward, Angel. In early 1938, he had just delivered two lengthy manuscripts to his publisher. He was 38 and needed a break from writing so he decided to make a trip out west to a part of the country he had...
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Fremont Indian State Park

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Fremont Indian State Park

The people we call the Fremont Indians flourished across north and central Utah and adjacent parts of Colorado, Idaho, and Nevada. Inhabiting that area from about 400 to 1300 AD, they were contemporary with the Ancestral Puebloan people of southern Utah and northern...
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Sanpitch Dragon

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Sanpitch Dragon

I don’t remember where I first heard about the dragon. It may have been from reading a fading notice on the old Casino Star Theater. It read, “Under the bridge where highway 89 crosses the Sanpitch River, a benevolent dragon resides and gently roars.” I knew I had to...
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Thistle

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Thistle

When the route for a federal highway with the number 89 was first proposed in 1924 it’s southern end was Flagstaff, Arizona, and the northern terminus was Thistle, Utah. However, when I searched a map of Utah, Thistle was nowhere to be found. Therein lies a tale of...