Utah Myths & Legends The True Stories Behind History's Mysteries
Michael O'Reilly TRUE TALES FROM THE BEEHIVE STATE -- FROM THE MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE OF THE MAROONED GRAVE ROBBER JEAN BAPTISTE TO RUMORS OF AN UNDERGROUND ALIEN COMMUNITY Utah may be best known for its mesmerizing high deserts, the largest saltwater in the western hemisphere, and as the epicenter of Mormonism, but few may know about the Lost Rhoades mine purportedly full of gold treasure, the unseen residents of Heritage Park. or an unusually large three-toed primate that steals livestock. Utah Myths & Legends goes behind the scenes to tell these stories and many more in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Beehive state.
Read how down-and-out but determined petroleum geologist Charlie Steen made his millions by discovering one of the world's richest uranium deposits.
Relive the grueling trek taken by two groups of Mormon emigrants who pulled their belongings in handcarts and suffered starvation, hypothermia, and the loss of loved ones in their attempt to reach Salt Lake City in 1856.
Follow the unlikely journey of a homicidal miner who outran a posse for nearly a week and then managed to completely disappear after hiding for days in a mine filled with noxious smoke.
Discover how a dream convinced one Utah farmer to spend decades of his life and lose his social standing to develop a gold mine that never produced a single ounce of the precious metal.
Paperback, c2017, 190p. : ill. ; 15x23 cm. $16.95
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