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Local call number
nm370g000s003b009f0006
Media type
Text
Creator
Aleson, Harry L.
Title
Aleson, Harry, 1954-1956.
Original creation dates
1954-1956
Repository
Northern Arizona University. Cline Library.
Use
Digital surrogates are the property of the repository. Reproduction requires permission.
Collection name
Sprang, Richard W.
Content Summary
Correspondence, authored by Harry Aleson, Richard "Dick" Sprang and Otis "Doc" Marston, regarding past and future river trips and their logics. The search for uranium as well as the theft and retrieval of equipment belonging to Sprang are mentioned.
Biography/History
Dick Sprang came to Sedona, Arizona in May 1946, from Ohio, eager to explore the canyon country of northern Arizona and southern Utah. He remained in Sedona until 1956, hiking the backcountry, taking aerial photographs, and running the Colorado River in Glen Canyon. In 1952, together with Dudy Thomas and Harry Aleson, Sprang founded Canyon Surveys, a series of trips in Glen Canyon designed to map the geology, archeology, and flora and fauna of the soon-to-be dammed region. In 1957, Sprang moved to a ranch in Wayne County, Utah, where he ran cattle and continued exploring the slick rock country of southern Utah. He returned to Arizona (Prescott) in 1973 where he remained until his death in 2000. Sprang's years of research and exploration, writings and drawings earned him a reputation as an expert on the canyon country.
Other Contributors
Sprang, Richard W., 1915-
Marston, Otis R.
Subjects
Uranium
Rafting (Sports)--San Juan River (Colo.-Utah)
Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
Rafting (Sports)--Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.)
Places
Richfield (Utah)
Hanksville (Utah)
Hite (Utah)
Sedona (Ariz.)
People
Moser, Joe
Thomas, Dudy
Wells, William W.
Robertshaw, William
Clark, Georgie White
Plosser, Joseph
Organizations
Oak Creek Flying Service
Canyon Surveys
Hite Sheriff's Office

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