The Desert: exploring the Southwest

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Title The Desert: exploring the Southwest
Alternative Title A0450_TheDesert
Creator Garner, Ray, 1913-1989
Contributor Garner, Virginia, 1915-2007
Publisher J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1949
Spatial Coverage Utah; Arizona; Monument Valley; Canyonlands National Park
Subject Garner, Ray, 1913-1989; Garner, Virginia, 1915-2007; Utah--Description and travel; San Juan County (Utah)--Description and travel; Outdoor recreation--Utah--San Juan County; Rock climbing; Rappelling; Jeep automobile; Recreational vehicle camping
Keywords Scrambling
Description Movie (color, no sound, 57 minutes, 33 seconds): Funded by the Harmon Foundation, Garner's film shows various scenes in the deserts of the American Southwest: Ray and Virginia Garner take a road trip in a wood-frame station wagon, camping in the desert of Utah and Arizona. Scenes include Arches National Monument, sand dunes, the La Sal Mountains from Arches, cactus and other vegetation, Monument Valley, wildlife (caterpillar, lizard, insects, scorpion, "Hassayampa legend" sign; car travel in the desert; camping; a windmill pumping water; men climb El Capitan (Agathla Peak) in northern Arizona; the couple in a motorboat on the Colorado River. jeep ride at Dugout Ranch and Canyonlands, San Juan County; petroglyphs at Newspaper Rock; dynamiting a boulder to clear a path for the Jeep; Chesler Park and the Needles area; Indian ruins (Beef Basin?); small planes land and take off at Chesler Park; Man installing a bolt and rock climbing with a woman hip-belaying him to access Canyonlands Indian ruins and then woman rappelling down; Wedding Ring Arch in Salt Creek Canyon; Indian ruins and petroglyph ("All-American Man") in Salt Creek area. Final sequence shows Castle Arch in Horse Canyon, in the Needles area.
Collection Number and Name A0450 The Desert (Exploring the Southwest) film
Type Image/MovingImage
Format video/mp4
Extent 57:33
Rights Holder For further information please contact Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah at or (801)581-8863 or 295 South 1500 East, 4th Floor, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Metadata Cataloger Jessica Brieman; Ken Rockwell
ARK ark:/87278/s6rn739t
Setname uum_avac
Date Created 2017-09-13
Date Modified 2020-10-12
ID 1276261
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