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Monday, May 13, 2013

It's Monday, What are You Reading? Echoes from the Cliffs



Echoes from the Cliffs of Capitol Reef National Park
Reminiscences from Max E. Robinson and Clay M. Robinson

 This post is the fifty-seventh entry for this meme suggested by Sheila@ One Persons Journey Through A World of Books. [Entries 22-25 in the series were posted at  the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories]

We picked up this little book at the Capital Reef Book Store a few years ago…
It was published in 2005 to be sold at the book store, it appears… no ISBN #, for example.

This little book is a collection of eights short stories about some of the early residents of the area in and around what is now Capitol Reef National Park.

These two brothers were born in the early 1920s to parents who lived in the area. The father was a mostly a teacher and school principal, and had a mail contract in the early years that allowed them to travel throughout the area and meet the residents, many of whom were relatives. They especially share interesting stories of ranches and towns that generally no longer in existence. Many early photos in sepia are very effective in enhancing the stories. The book is only 64 pages long but does a fine job doing what it set out to do.



Happy Reading!

Dr. Bill  ;-)

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