Trickling in I ve used this book so much the past month in putting together the pioneer profiles on these sites Interesting background on one of my favorite areas I m happy to have learned How This Road Came To Be The this road came to be The of the Mormon pioneers and their trek was fascinating This was a very interesting book about the ourney by pioneers to settle southeast Utah It appears the author has done extensive
research in pulling together all the sources and compiling them in pulling together all the original sources and compiling them a good narrative The appendices include reproductions of several accounts written or dictated by some who made the Le valeureux guerrier journey It was not the kind of book that keeps me up at night eagerly awaiting the next chapter and thus the reason for the three stars However it was very interesting from the standpoint of learning about a group of people who did the near impossible due to their faith and perseverance The book begins Brigham Young was probably the greatest colonizer America has produced The pioneers of this colonizing movement truly made the desert blossom as the roseWell that pissed me off some as it reflects the manifest destiny of the Mormon pioneers yet ignores the impact of the current inhabitants the Paiutes and Navajo Yet this fact does not suppress my interest in the exploration of southeastern UtahThis book is a retelling of the San Juan mission pioneers taken fromournals who were charged with finding a route from Escalante to Bluff crossing the Colorado above the confluence with the San Juan The focus is the construction of a wagon road down the only access to the Colorado river at Hole in the Rock a 45 degree descent too narrow and rubble strewn to convey wagons Remarkably they blasted out a road proceeded down the crack and met Snowflakes on the Sea just as harrowing transit and road building on the south side of the riverWhen traveling I like to find history or geography books related to the areas I m visiting This book was purchased at the besotted Escalante Grand Staircase visitor s center After reading about human tenacity in exploring the Antarctic this group of humans possessust such same tenacity and I am humble. Efforts are still visible in the sandstone today for visitors to the area Visitors can make the 15 mile drive from Esccalate across a dirt road to the top of the Hole in the Rock site and walkclimb down the notch to Lake Powell This book is a must read for anyone traveling to the Hole in the Rock site.
review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ð David E. MillerWhen I read the modern book Undaunted I noticed
That This Book Wasthis book was cited as a source so I decided to read it and am glad I did It was fascinating Written by a PhD who both thoroughly researched the history and hiked the entire trail it has maps pictures first person accounts and is very well written One of the things that makes it so good is that written in 1951 the Hole in the Rock expedition wasn t so long ago when the book was written While much of the area is now underwater Lake Powell the book was written before
Lake Powell So It GivesPowell so it gives first person description of the terrain It has filled me with a desire to visit the trailscanyonsareas This is the must read book for anyone interested in the Hole in the Rock party One of the few published historical accounts written of the Mormon pioneers called by their President and Prophet to colonize the four corners area of Utah The book chronicles their amazing trek down a narrow notch located at the rim of the Colorado River Gorge Through the narrow slot they could see the Colorado River 34 mile away and 1500 feet
Below Over The Period OfOver the period of weeks in the dead of Winter the men of the expedition used hand tools and a small amount of blasting powder to claw out a hole in the canyon leading to want is This is such an incredible story1 Did these pioneers know what they were getting into Would they have gone if they did2 They traveled through the heat of the sun the wild weather and snow on the ground having babies along the way 3 They had to send scouts on ahead to find a clear path to travel Then they had to build their own roads4 And the part I liked best It was a woman who performed an incredible feat of strength through a precarious passage5 Jens Nielsen and his wife Elsie are the same two who survived in the Willie Company Jens was ust about to sit on the ground and give up but Elsie refused to let him go She hauled his six foot frame onto their little handcart and she pulled it all the way up Rocky Ridge by herself It looks like they did it all over again on this second trek to Bluff Jens became the bishop there and served for another. From a reviewerOne of the few published historical accounts written of the Mormon pioneers called by their President and Prophet to colonize the four corners area of Utah The book chronicles their amazing trek down a narrow notch located at the rim of the Colorado River Gorge Through the narrow slot th. 25 years Miller did extensive research on this trek but I think he was a little long winded in some parts But I am absolutely grateful for him
DOCUMENTING THE COMPLETE STORY THIS ISthe complete story This is go to book if you want to know about this miracle story Well researched even handed easy to read account of the wagon road construction and trek from Escalante to Bluff by the pioneer Mormons who were called to settle in the Four Corners area I read this as a follow up to Undaunted This is a much appealing style to me Loved the detailed ournal entries and straight forward reporting A remarkable story I ve always been curious about the Hole in the Rock because of my dad s enthusiastic if confused stories of visiting this pioneer
History Site In Thesite in the corners sector of UtahDavid Miller s book provides a thorough if understated history of the San Juan expedition and their adventures down the Hole and across the badlands of Escalante Lake Powell By modern standards the story deserves a lot enthusiasm than Mr Miller provides But he remains true to the standards of professional historians from a bygone age 1959If you read this book stick with it through the many appendices that uote the full range of diaries and anecdotes from the participants Collectively they put the roadbuilding events expedition dynamics and the driving force of pioneer faith in perspective Emily Will and Ruth you need to read this as you re related to Platte DeAlton Lyman and his ournal entries are included in Miller s bookMiller s book has withstood over 50 years of scrunity and research and still remains the backbone of Hole in the Rock history His use of letters diaries ournals etc make it authentic and believeable but very sparse and to the point Recent discoveries of scattered stories from other pioneers on
the trek pretty much confirm what he stated in 1959 This is the back bonetrek pretty much confirm what he stated in 1959 This is the back bone of all Hole in the Rock research and a must read for anyone related to the trek My efforts lately have been to find stories of what happened to those who came with the Hole in the Rock pioneers but didn t stay in San Juan County Slowly those stories are. Ey could see the Colorado River 34 mile away and 1500 feet below Over the period of 6 weeks in the dead of Winter the men of the expedition used hand tools and a small amount of blasting powder to claw out a hole in the canyon leading to want is now a portion of Lake Powell The remnants of the pioneers. .