The Geologic Story of Arches National Park

Bulletin 1393



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.'
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title The Geologic Story of Arches National Park
Series title Bulletin
Series number 1393
DOI 10.3133/b1393
Edition -
Year Published 1975
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) U.S. Geological Survey
Description ix, 113 p. ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ;24 cm. --
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