Durangoan’s two-volume opus leaves no desert rock’s name unturned

Durangoan’s two-volume opus leaves no desert rock’s name unturned

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Dubbed by photographers “House on Fire,” this ruin – seen best in late afternoon light – is in South Mule Canyon. In his new book Steve Allen writes about Mule Canyon, Mule Ear, Mule Flat, Mule Shoe, Muleshoe Canyon, Muley Creek, Muley Point, Muley Tanks and even Muley Twist Canyon.
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A portion of the famous Butler Wash Rock Art Panel off the San Juan River is seen in this image. Steve Allen’s new book explains how Butler Wash was named after one of the early Mormon scouts trying to bring the Hole-in-the-Rock Expedition of Mormon families to what would become Bluff City.
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Jug Handle Arch on the San Rafael Swell is described in Steve Allen’s new book Utah’s Canyon Country Place Names, which explains not only how places were named but includes associated stories from explorers, pioneers and cowboys.
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Steve Allen of Durango will speak from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Maria’s Bookshop about his two-volume book, Utah’s Canyon Country Place Names. The set has more than 4,000 place name derivations.

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