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CEU Prehistoric Museum @ Price, UT


Last year we drove I-80 out of SLC and were overwhelmed with the pot holes.  Going along at 60+mph, it was hard to miss them.  Not good on the RT!  This year we dropped down to US-6 and I-70 and found it to be a very nice mountain road over the pass to Moab.  Some of this country was home to Butch Cassidy and the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. One of their largest and most daring heists was a day light robbery of a coal-mining company in Castlegate, UT.  Butch grabbed the satchel as it was being unloaded from the train, and rode off in a cloud of dust….$9,000 richer, netting $350,000 over 5 years.


We stopped in Price where the Collage of Eastern Utah has a Prehistoric Museum.  What a wonderful find in the middle of nowhere!!  There are many full-sized dinosaur skeletons, a huge mammoth and an extensive display on early Native American cultures.

Thirty miles away is a large dig site, Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, where many of the fossils were collected.  It is hard to imagine this area as a tropical, lush landscape that would support these animals.  Check out http://museum.ceu.edu


Moab is a bustling little town.  Much bigger than I expected and lots of tourist activities.  Will see the two national parks tomorrow (Arches and Canyonlands). 

Laundry and an early night!

Gas at Moab  $2.999   16.1 mpg.  <BG>


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CEU Prehistoric Museum @ Price, UT
CEU Prehistoric Museum @ Price, UT
photo by: karos4