Professor to Discuss Canyons of Dinosaur National Monument

OGDEN, Utah – Associate English professor Hal Crimmel will present “A Place of Rivers: The Canyons of Dinosaur National Monument,” Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in Weber State University’s Lindquist Alumni Center.

Crimmel’s talk is free to the public and presented by the Weber Historical Society, WSU Alumni Association and the Utah Humanities Council’s Road Scholar program.

Crimmel will discuss what makes the remote river canyons of Dinosaur National Monument special. The region’s rich history includes Native American populations, influential trappers, big-name outlaws such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and famous explorers like John Wesley Powell.

The discussion also will examine how the monument fits into the broader tapestry of deserts in the American West and explore questions and issues surrounding wilderness: Does the wilderness designation help or hinder attempts to develop a sustainable ecological and economic future in the American West?

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