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The Wetherills: Friends of Mesa Verde

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Following in the wake of what one noted scientist called 'transients who neither revered nor cared for the ruins as symbols of the past, ' the Wetherill family became the earliest students of Mesa Verde. Their careful excavations and record-keeping helped preserve key information, leading to a deeper understanding of the people who built and occupied the cliff dwellings. ...more
Paperback, 209 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Durango Herald Small Press
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Feb 02, 2015 Lee rated it really liked it
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The title of Fred Blackburn’s new book, The Wetherills, Friends of Mesa Verde (Durango Herald, 2006) reflects both the family’s participation in the Society of Friends (Quakers) and their long affinity for the canyons, ruins, and relics of what is now Mesa Verde National Park and Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park near Cortez, Colorado.

Combining Wetherill family collections of letters, photographs, and field notes with newspaper articles, National Park Service archives, and personal experience in the
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