n the fall of 1879, a group of colonizers assembled at the plateau east of the Colorado River to build a road to the San Juan River. Because of the the dramatic and unchanged geography, much has been written about the road carved to the new settlement on the banks of San Juan. Those challenges continued for the pioneers and are the rest of the Hole-in-the-Rock settlement story.
Presenters include:
Lamont J. Crabtree
The reconized expert of the expedition and trail, he has identified, marked and helped preserve the route for over thirty years. Painstaking personal reconnaissance of the geography coupled with written evidence has given Crabtree a remarkable insight of the San Juan Mission.
David S. Carpenter
A historian and author of Jens Nielson, Bishop of Bluff, his work chronicles the history of settling and surviving on the San Juan and includes a comprehensi​​ve use of existing first person journals and correspondence with census data.​
Douglas L. Major
A historic enthusiast, his interest in the pivotal decision process that changes historical outcomes led him to explore why the San Juan Settlers, at the Colorado River rim, chose to willingly go forward. He has presented on early Mormon history at numerous events.​
The event is free, but seating is limited, so please register.

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For more information on the Hole-in-the-Rock see the Hole-in-the-Rock Foundation and the Escalante Heritage Center.
For information on the Lynn Griffin painting visit the Lynn Griffin art website.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​