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...
2018 US Route 89 Calendar: On The Road

2018 US Route 89 Calendar: On The Road

It is almost inevitable. The road and the landscape converge into a composition I can’t resist. I pull the car over, grab the camera and shoot. Over the years I’ve amassed several hundred images of US Route 89 in all of the landscapes through which it passes. The 2018...
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Spring City

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Spring City

As we entered Spring City, Utah, for the first time, a small brick building with a bright yellow sign reading Horseshoe Mountain Pottery caught our eyes. Always on the lookout for local arts and crafts along US Route 89, we stopped to investigate. There appeared to be...
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: 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...
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...