The Disappearances: A Story of Exploration, Murder, and Mystery in the American West

The Disappearances: A Story of Exploration, Murder, and Mystery in the American West

by Scott Thybony


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ISBN-13: 9781607814832
Publisher: University of Utah Press
Publication date: 06/03/2016
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 596,187
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Scott Thybony’s explorations of the American West have resulted in award-winning articles in magazines such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Outside. His books include Burntwater, chosen as a PEN Center West finalist for creative nonfiction, and the bestseller Canyon Country, from the National Geographic Society. 

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments ix

A Note to Readers xi

Prologue: Missing, Feared Lost 1

Part I The Bone Hunter Dan Thrapp

The Expedition 9

Below the Bighorns 13

West of Solitude 19

Horsethief Ranch: Fieldnotes 25

Labyrinth, A Way In 30

Desolation Camp 35

Waiting for Daylight 40

Winter Crossing 44

The Needles: Fieldnotes 47

Circling the Blues 53

Far Reaches 61

The Backbone: Fieldnotes 67

Back Trail 75

Below the Comb 82

Trackings 85

Part 2 The woodcutter's daughter Lucy Garrett

The Roadside 99

Across the Red River 106

On the Run 110

A Gun within Reach: Fieldnotes 115

Empty Quarter 121

Skeleton Murder Case 127

The Shoot-Out 129

Haunted Canyon: Fieldnotes 138

The Manhunt 146

To the Sulphur River 154

Part 3 The Solitary Artist Everett Ruess

Tracks Blown Over 163

Into the Dream 171

Skeleton Mesa 176

The Cave: Fieldnotes 184

Lost Mesas, Blue Mountains 189

Unknown. Return to Sender 199

The Gulch 203

The Search 209

Forbidding Canyon: Fieldnotes 214

Among the Ghosts 223

The Inscription: Fieldnotes 232

A Crack in the Rim: Fieldnotes 240

Epilogue: Two Lives and a Legend 247

Notes 253

Selected Bibliography 265

Index 269

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