Red Hole in Time by Muriel MarshallRed Hole in Time by Muriel Marshall

Red Hole in Time

byMuriel Marshall

Paperback | January 3, 1989

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Escalante Canyon is a red-walled hole in a geologic uplift (the Uncompahgre Plateau) in western Colorado. Pioneers surging west fell into this canyon hole the way gold nuggets get caught in the potholes of a stream. Like nuggets eddying against stone, they were shaped by the Canyon--rounded off, shattered, or tossed away, according to how they conformed or resisted. Indeed, treasure richer than gold settled into that hole in time; in the onrushing current of history the lifestyle--the Old West--settled and still survives there--in fact, in artifact, and in living memories.
The tale of the canyon is a tale of struggle, change, frontier friendship, and enmity that is part of the story of the West itself: Anglo settlement; conflict between cowman, nester, and sheep man; epidemics; hardships; loneliness. Many of its stories, though, are tantalizing episodes unique to this place, laced with oddity and tragedy.
Using as digging tools the camera, tape recorder, diaries, memoirs, and a hundred years of old newspapers, Marshall has mined more gold than the first prospectors ever suspected lay in that mysterious red hole.
Title:Red Hole in TimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.94 × 6.04 × 0.94 inPublished:January 3, 1989Publisher:Texas A & M University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0890963320

ISBN - 13:9780890963326

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