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dc.contributor.authorHoldsworth, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-22T19:12:45Z
dc.date.available2016-01-22T19:12:45Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.description.abstractIn essays that combine memoir with biography of place, Kevin Holdsworth creates a public history of the land he calls home: Good Water, Utah. The high desert of south-central Utah is at the heart of the stories he tells here--about the people, the 'survivors and casualties' of the small, remote town--and is at the heart of his own story. Holdsworth also explores history at a personal level: how Native American history is preserved by local park officials; how Mormon settlers adapted to remote, rugged places; how small communities attract and retain those less likely to thrive closer to population centers; and how he became involved in local politics. He confronts the issues of land use and misuse in the West, from the lack of water to greed and corruption over natural resources, but also considers life's simple pleasures like the value of scenery and the importance of occasionally tossing a horseshoe. Good Water's depiction of modern-day Utah and exploration of friendships and bonding on the Western landscape will fascinate and entice readers in the West and beyond.--Provided by publisher.
dc.description.tableofcontentsPrelude: Winter Light -- Introduction: Hantavirus -- Part One -- 1. Moving Water -- 2. Town Owl -- 3. Blue and Gray -- 4. Burning Fields -- 5. Reliquary -- 6. H2O: Use it or Lose It -- Part Two -- 7. Joe's Mesa -- 8. Two Chairs -- 9. Wild Currants -- 10. Bonita Bacchanalia -- 11. High Plateau Blues -- 12. The Mighty Blizzard of 1995 -- 13. Drowning -- Part Three -- 14. South Wind from the West -- 15. National Monuments -- 16. In Loving Memory: the Good Water Dump -- 17. Bob's Truck -- 18. Clementine -- 19. The Hayrack -- 20. House Rules -- 21. The Egyptian -- 22. Burning Elvis -- 23. To Remember What Is Lost.
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/170520
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.publisher.originalUniversity Press of Colorado
dc.relation.ispartofUniversity Press of Colorado
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dc.rights.accessAccess is limited to the Adams State University, Colorado State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Community College of Denver, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University Denver, Regis University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, University of Wyoming, Utah State University and Western Colorado University communities only.
dc.subject.lcshHoldsworth, Kevin -- Homes and haunts -- Utah -- Torrey
dc.subject.lcshTorrey (Utah) -- History
dc.subject.lcshTorrey (Utah) -- Social life and customs
dc.subject.lcshTorrey (Utah) -- Biography
dc.subject.lcshLand use -- Utah -- Torrey
dc.subject.lcshWater-supply -- Utah -- Torrey
dc.subject.lcshTorrey (Utah) -- Environmental conditions
dc.titleGood Water
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