Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Winter can be a pain, but Lambs Canyon opens to another world

This Utah winter has been strange and unusually warm, to say the least. Although it’s a pain to shovel snow and drive on icy roads, many of us enjoy winter and look forward to the season. That...

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Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Since ancient times, Simpson Mountains have nourished man

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God, because only then does one feel that all is...

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Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Finding lost treasure in Ben Tasker country

The last few weeks I have written about the outlaw Ben Tasker who in the late 1800s committed all kinds of crimes in  Salt Lake, Utah and Tooele valleys. When Tasker fled from the law he would...

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Thursday, January 29th, 2015

All was a joke to the sly and mischievous outlaw Ben Tasker

“If I thought you weren’t my friend, I just don’t think I could bear it.” — Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday in “Tombstone”   Part 3 The desperado Ben Tasker and his gang were active in Utah’s...

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Bandits ran to the House Range to escape the arm of the law

“I never found a companion that was so companionable as Solitude.” —Henry David Thoreau   Part 2 There is a mountain range in the West Desert that is even more remote and quiet than Keg Mountain. It...

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Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Keg Mountain was bandit Ben Tasker’s secret place

Tooele County’s West Desert was wild back in the mid- to late-1800s, and I often write about the troubles that emigrants, Pony Express riders and soldiers had out there. Not much is known or written about the...

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Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Take in a snowfall while snowshoeing in South Willow Canyon

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” —Albert Camus There is no better place to enjoy a silent snowfall than South Willow Canyon in the Stansbury Mountains. So when...

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Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Search for Croslin’s Ledge reveals summit stories

Last week we left off with me bushwhacking my way up Big Canyon through the scrub oak with tales of Croslin’s Ledge running through my mind. I had also noticed the curious old metal towers that used...

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Thursday, December 18th, 2014

It’s a bush-whackers’ frenzy to climb Big Canyon

In last week’s article, I wrote about the legend of Benjamin Croslin, a pioneer in the 1800s who discovered a gold vein on a high, rock ledge in Big Canyon. The story has interested me for a...

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Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Legend of Croslin’s Ledge is just the stuff old wanderers hope to answer someday

I have lived in Stansbury Park for eight years and often look east to the Oquirrh Mountains and wonder about the Legend of Croslin’s Ledge. Many wanderers dream about lost gold mines, or to discover something that has...

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