Articles published in the Blue Mountain Panorama

This blog was created to preserve digitally, articles written by Janet Wilcox for the Blue Mountain Panorama. This newspaper is published in Blanding, Utah by Neil and Becky Joslin. By publishing digitally, more photographs can be added, and your comments and corrections can be quickly noted. Thanks for reading my articles in the newspaper, as well as on the Internet. If you have ideas for stories, please contact me at

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Blanding West Stake Youth Research Pioneers

Prior to their June Hole-in-the-Rock Trek, all youth in the Blanding West Stake were encouraged to learn something about the life, and character of those early travelers to San Juan.
 To expedite this, Stake Leaders assigned individual pioneer name from the original Hole-in-the-Rock group, to each youth in the stake.  They these "new pioneers" were grouped into families.  Several of the family groups spent time together learning how to do research and compiling a personalized story of their trail hero or heroine.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Perkins Family Learns How to Build a Dugway

One of the activities of the "New" Ben and Hyrum Perkins family experienced. Ma and Pa Laws took the "pioneer kids" out in the field to learn how to build a dugway, much like the one that the Perkins Brothers did for the original Hole-in-the-Rock pioneers.  Here is the family in action!

Trail Builders Spring 2010  with an "Uncle Ben's" relica