|It's been a long time since the last rodeo...|
Boulder, Utah. May 14, 2016
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Photo of the Day by A. F. Litt: July 1, 2016
Yes, it has... Been spending a lot more time shooting than editing, posting and writing. Going to try to fix that, and to get a lot more content out into the world.
As for Boulder, see below:
Boulder, Utah, has been considered the most isolated community in the United States–the only one to which the mail was still brought on pack mules, as late as 1940. Situated as it is on the southeast slope of the Great Divide and lying among the gulches and canyons tributary to the Colorado River, it has no natural outlet to other settled communities.
Travel was on horseback and pack mule. Disassembled farm machinery, sewing machines, in fact, almost everything used in the home or on the farm or the range found its way to Boulder by means of the faithful mule or wagon over roads that were hardly more than dangerous trails. If the mountain roads were made safe, residents felt Boulder would quickly become a regular route for tourists, since travelers agree that for rugged, varied, and colorful scenery, the Boulder country is unsurpassed.
During the New Deal, the Civilian Conservation Corp workers built a road to Boulder. Besides that road, they also built a lower road, a direct route to Escalante, through sand and ledges. This road, hewn into the rock along sheer sides of canyons, provides delight to tourists.