Horseshoe Canyon Utah: Fantastic Pictographs and Hiking

The Grand Galley, Horseshoe Canyon Utah
The Grand Galley, Horseshoe Canyon Utah

Far off in the Utah desert, in one of the most remote parts of the country, determined archaeology fans can find one of the most mysterious and intruiging places in the whole country. It’s one of the largest and most beautiful rock art panels I’ve ever seen.

 

 

 

Exploring history and historic travel destinations

ancient sumerian statuesI clearly remember the moment I became addicted to history. I was in fourth grade (Mrs. Daniels’ class) and I flipped our textbook to the chapter on ancient Mesopotamia. Drawings of ancient ziggurats, photos of cuneiform tablets, and pictures of lovely artwork adorned the page. I remember looking at the descriptions of the images and reading about how old those artifacts were. I tried to wrap my young mind around the dates. 4500 BC. How many long years ago was that? I tried to imagine what it had been like to live so very long ago. What was the land like? What were the people like? How did people survive in that ancient time and ancient place?

My love of history started right then and there. After school that day I went to a friend’s house and whirled a globe around until I found the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. I thought about the people who use to live there, and loved learning more about that culture.

Andrew Jackson and Creek Indian Leader WIlliam Weatherford signing the Treaty of Ft. Jackson, ending the Creek-Indian War of 1813-14.
Andrew Jackson and Creek Indian Leader WIlliam Weatherford signing the Treaty of Ft. Jackson, ending the Creek War of 1813-14.

As time passed, I learned to love other aspects of history. I developed an interest in other ancient cultures, including Egypt and Europe. I started reading about World War II and the holocaust. Southern history became intriguing. In college, I majored in history, learning how to research and analyze many different historic topics. One of my favorite things to do was to uncover really old documents, especially handwritten notes from long ago, and figure out how what people wrote and thought related to what actually happened in the world. My senior these covered Andrew Jackson and the Creek Indian War of 1813-14 and later 1836-37.

After college, I continued to love history, to visit historic sites, to dig up information about times that are now long past. My current interests are still varied and enormous. Ancient history, early American history, WWI, WWII, and more. I really love to find travel destinations that incorporate some aspect of history. This site will share some of my tips and tricks to have a great time visiting places that are rich in history.

Fort Morgan, Alabama
Fort Morgan, Alabama