King of the Colorado: The Story of Cass Hite, Utah's Legendary Explorer, Prospector and Pioneer

King of the Colorado The Story of Cass Hite Utah s Legendary Explorer Prospector and Pioneer The story of one of Utah s most colorful pioneers Cass Hite is the man who Discovered Utah s Natural Bridges National Monument Explored the wilderness of Glen Canyon and the San Juan River d

  • Title: King of the Colorado: The Story of Cass Hite, Utah's Legendary Explorer, Prospector and Pioneer
  • Author: Tom McCourt
  • ISBN: 0974156841
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The story of one of Utah s most colorful pioneers Cass Hite 1845 1914 is the man who Discovered Utah s Natural Bridges National Monument Explored the wilderness of Glen Canyon and the San Juan River drainage Lived among the Navajos as an adopted son of chief Hoskininni Found and named the Dandy Crossing of the Colorado River Searched for the Lost Mitchell and MerriThe story of one of Utah s most colorful pioneers Cass Hite 1845 1914 is the man who Discovered Utah s Natural Bridges National Monument Explored the wilderness of Glen Canyon and the San Juan River drainage Lived among the Navajos as an adopted son of chief Hoskininni Found and named the Dandy Crossing of the Colorado River Searched for the Lost Mitchell and Merrick silver mine in Monument Valley Worked old Spanish gold mines along the Colorado River Inspired the Glen Canyon gold rush Founded the town of Hite Served time in prison for killing a man in a classic Old West gunfight Buried the victims of the Indian fight at Soldeir Crossing Searched for the Lost Rhodes Mine and found gold on the Uintah Mountains Became a high roller socialite in Salt Lake City Lived his golden years as a hermit in hidden Ticaboo Canyon Sleeps forever beneath the waters of Lake Powell.

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    • Lee says:

      If you have run the Colorado River or explored its canyons, stopped at a place called Hite, or read histories of southeastern Utah explorers, miners, and bad boys, you’ve come across the name of Cass Hite. A prospector with a passion for wild lands and the promise of riches, Cass was literate, shrewd, self-confident, and a loner. He showed up in southeastern Utah in late 1879 and remained one of its better known characters until his death in 1914 at his cabin in remote Ticaboo Canyon.King of t [...]

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