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The geologic story of Arches National Park

January 1, 1994

According to former Superintendent Bates Wilson (1956), Prof. Lawrence M. Gould, of the University of Michigan, was the first to recognize the geologic and scenic values of the Arches area in eastern Utah and to urge its creation as a national monument. Mrs. Faun McConkie Tanner told me that Professor Gould, who had done a thesis problem in the nearby La Sal Mountains, was first taken through the area by Marv Turnbow, third owner of Wolfe cabin. (See p. 12.) When Professor Gould went into ecstasy over the beautiful scenery, Turnbow replied, 'I didn't know there was anything unusual about it.'

Citation Information

Publication Year 1975
Title The geologic story of Arches National Park
DOI 10.3133/b1393
Authors Stanley William Lohman
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Bulletin
Series Number 1393
Index ID b1393
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey