Ernest Hemingway died in Ketchum, Idaho, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 61. He is buried in the Ketchum Cemetery along with his fourth wife Mary, his son Jack, his niece Margot, and some of his hunting buddies. Hemingway was born in Illinois and spent time in Michigan as a young man. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954.
SOLDIER, GEOLOGIST, PROFESSOR, EXPLORER OF THE COLORADO RIVER AND GRAND CANYON
DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT - UTAH
One of the best-preserved skulls of an Allosaurus.
Found in 1924. On display in the Quarry Exhibit Hall.
“We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes – something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters’ paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view.”
"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."
BORN: MARCH 24,1834
DIED: SEPTEMBER 23, 1902
DISPLAYS INSIDE THE J.W. POWELL RIVER HISTORY MUSEUM
A replica of the 16 ft. pine rowboat in which Major John Wesley Powell first explored the Green
and Colorado Rivers. It was named after his wife, a Detroit native, whom he married in 1861.
LAKE POWELL, CREATED BY THE CONTROVERSIAL GLEN CANYON DAM (1963),
WAS NAMED FOR JOHN WESLEY POWELL, THE EXPLORER OF THE FREE-FLOWING RIVER!
In 1869, Powell, a Civil War veteran who lost his right forearm at the Battle of Shiloh (1862), explored the Green and Colorado Rivers, including the Grand Canyon. He and nine men set out in four boats. They sailed down the Green River to its confluence with the Colorado River near present day Moab, Utah. Powell completed his epic three- month journey with two boats on August 30, 1869. One man turned back early, and three walked away before entering the Grand Canyon, only to be killed by Indians.
Powell's first expedition to explore the Colorado River, then called the "Grand," left Green River Station (now Green River, Wyoming) on May 24, 1869. The company of ten included his brother Walter and a group of seasoned mountain men and Civil War veterans. Powell used three freight boats and the smaller and lighter Emma Dean, his personal craft. One of the larger boats,
No Name, was lost early in dangerous rapids on the Green River. Powell also led a second exploration of the rivers in 1871.
Dinosaur National Monument is located on the edge the Uinta Mountains on the border between Utah and Colorado. Although most of the monument is in Colorado, the fossil sites and the Quarry Exhibit Hall are in Utah.
Quarry Exhibit Hall
The National Park Service made the dreams of the world-famous archeologist come true when they excavated the site according to his wishes and built Quarry Exhibit Hall.
The Quarry Exhibit Hall contains the remains of ten different dinosaurs, including the Allosaurus, which roamed Utah 150 million years ago.
The wire is part of the National Park Service's efforts to monitor seismic activity in the Wall.
Dinosaur National Monument is also home to countless pictoglyphs and pictographs left behind by the Fremont people. They lived in the area over 1,000 years ago and decorated the prehistoric landscape with their rock art.