US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Lonely Dell Ranch

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Lonely Dell Ranch

The first time I saw Lonely Dell Ranch at Lee’s Ferry was at the end of a five-day backpack through Paria Canyon. It was a welcome sight, a green oasis among the red rocks. My fellow hikers and I sat at picnic tables in the shade of tall cottonwoods eating lunch and...
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Temple Square

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Temple Square

Historically US 89 wrapped around Temple Square in Salt Lake City as State Street on the west side and North Temple Street on the north. The route has been changed in recent years so if you stay on the marked route you will pass a couple of blocks to the west of the...
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Livingston Depot Center

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Livingston Depot Center

Livingston, Montana, was the original gateway to Yellowstone National Park. The Northern Pacific Railroad promoted tourism from eastern cities to this city on the banks of the Yellowstone River. From Livingston, a 60-mile spur line carried tourist to Gardiner at the...
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Navajo Bridge

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Navajo Bridge

The most unusual, not to mention scary, assignment I had as an industrial photographer was working with an engineering firm inspecting Navajo Bridge. The bridge had been completed in 1929 and by the 1989 was showing its age. The inspection consisted of crawling around...
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Big Rock Candy Mountain

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Big Rock Candy Mountain

When Harry McClintock wrote the lyrics to Big Rock Candy Mountain, he didn’t have a specific place in mind. His song, first recorded in 1928, is about a hobo’s idea of paradise. Every child who grew up in the 1950s remembers Burl Ives singing the chorus: Oh the...