Giants of San Juan
The Young Brothers
In 1953, when the first uranium boom was in its infancy, Clyn P. Young of Monticello decided to try to make “mucking” (getting the blasted ore out) mines easier. Up until then, mining uranium was a...
Clarence Frost lived an exemplary life and suffered an untimely death when he fell off the roof of his lodge at the Blue Mountain Guest Ranch. His was a life of constant struggle. The adversity tha...
Thora and Vet Bradford
In the arid West, water is an absolute necessity and the key to survival and prosperity. Nowhere was that more true than in the little hamlet of Grayson, (Blanding) UT, clawing for a foothold on Wh...
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The San Juan Record has featured 14 giants so far in our series on San Juan’s great leaders and characters. Feedback has been positive, and we hope to continue the project through the coming year.
William Riley Hurst
William Riley Hurst was born in the Mormon Colonies of Old Mexico in l908. In l910, When Riley was two and a half years old, the family was driven out of Mexico by Poncho Villa’s forces during the ...
Trying to encapsulate the life of Charlie Redd on a single newspaper page is like trying to capture a tornado in a tube. With advance apologies to Charlie, what follows is a thimble-sized summation...
Leland W. Redd
This true story leaps off the page like a John Ford Western. In 1923, the last shooting battle between Indians and white settlers in the United States was fought in San Juan County. Combatants were...
The story is told of the member of an Indian tribe trying to describe to a friend the kind of man their chief was. The best explanation he could give was, “he makes many, many, many tracks.”