Giants of San Juan
The quiet warrior – Harold Muhlestein
Mortals do not seriously ponder the ramifications of poor health until old age or bad luck or both force them to confront it.
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Karl R. Lyman – Stalwart son of San Juan
Karl Lyman was born on New Year’s Day, 1913, eight years after his father and mother had left Bluff and pitched their tent on White Mesa on the south end of the Blue Mountains.
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San Juan County’s famous man-made wonder and the pioneers who built it
The two million motorists who traverse US Hwy 191 between Monticello and Moab each year pass one of the most unique and interesting places in the Western United States.
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George A. Hurst, Jr.
Both of George Hurst’s grandfathers moved from Utah to Mexico to avoid persecution and prosecution for having multiple wives during the period that polygamy was practiced in the LDS Church.
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Oren Frost Black, pioneer builder of San Juan
Frost Black’s life covered almost all of the 20th Century. He helped his father build roads with horses as a boy. He traveled by horseback or buggy for decades before there were motorized vehicles ...
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Grant Lyman Bayles and Josephine Harris Bayles – From cows to poetry on the San Juan frontier
Grant and Josephine Bayles were some of the most successful cattle ranchers in San Juan. But it is their service to family, church and community for which they will be long remembered.
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Parley Redd and his Ruth: A San Juan romance
Speaking at the funeral of Parley Redd in Blanding on April 19, 1955, Charles Redd said, “I know of very few people who have had a more loving and genuine romance than Parley and Ruth Redd. I don’t...
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Pacheco refugees leave large legacy in San Juan
On July 2, 2011, hundreds of the more than 1,600 descendents of Willard Richard and Hattie Black Guymon will gather in Blanding to celebrate the passage of 147 years since their common Grandfather ...
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Kumen Jones – Recorder of San Juan history
Kumen Jones was one of the most highly respected and accomplished of the Founding Fathers of San Juan County.
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Minnie Johnson – Woman of many talents
Minnie was born in Roanoke, VA in 1901. She married at age 17 to James Bugg. They were married for 21 years and she bore him six children. She never worked outside the home.
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