Westward - to see the sea.
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11-22-2012, 09:05 AM
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: The West, etc.
After hours of some of very spirited riding I arrive in Price, UT and this museum.
It houses an extraordinary collection of artifacts associated with the Fremont people, Native Americans who roamed prehistoric Utah and produced some of the most creative and evocative rock art to be found anywhere.
Moccasins, adult and child-sized, thought to be almost a thousand years old.
The Fremont people were never far from extinction given the harsh conditions under which they lived. To preserve and protect some of their harvests they built small granaries in hard to reach areas to store grains and beans. This one was threatened by development and excavated intact. It's a very unique find.
This modest little lump of clay meant survival for families living on the edge in a prehistoric environment.
It was after closing time when museum employees finally pried me out of the place.
Forgot to add that the other half of the museum was devoted to Dinosaurs.
"When I was younger I was afraid I'd die riding now that I'm old and falling apart, I'm afraid I won't."
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