Celebrating 50 years

Cultural Arts Performers from USU-Eastern, Blanding Campus, performed at the opening ceremony of the Canyonlands National Park 50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 13. More than 300 people came together at the Needles to listen to speakers Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University; Jen Jackson-Quintano, author of “Blow Sand In His Soul: Bates Wilson the Heart of Canyonlands”; and Tug Wilson, son of the “Father of Canyonlands,” Bates Wilson. [Photo courtesy of Lee Gelatt]