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In addition to the government’s emulation of Mussolini’s fascist architectural ideas, it is also staffing agencies to promote officially approved fascist histories. Such as this tweet from the Bureau of Land Management’s feed. Thank you @realDonaldTrump for the shout out to the American West: “Our ancestors braved the unknown, tamed the wilderness, settled the wild […]

Notes from the West

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On October 20, 2019

I have been almost silent from the blog for the last week. The main reason is that I spent that whole week in the West. The proximate reason was to attend the Western History Association conference in

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Fire and the Western Mentality

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On October 24, 2018
Another year of western wildfires is now over, if the wildfire season ever actually ends anymore. It’s depressing. Last fall, I spent the first half of my sabbatical in Oregon. I was all excited to do a bunch of high mountain hiking in the Oregon Cascades. But the worst fires in decades completely ruined that […]
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Given that the government is reopening the investigation into Emmett Till’s lynching, it’s worth thinking about lynching a little bit. Mostly, when we think about lynching, we think about black people getting lynched in the South. There’s a very good reason for this and we should. Of course, plenty of African-Americans were lynched in the […]
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This is the grave of George Bird Grinnell. Born in 1849 to an old money New York elite family, Grinnell graduated from Yale in 1870. He was part of a first generation of easterners fascinated by a disappearing American West and he would make his career around this. After graduation, he was able to follow […]

The Monuments

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On December 4, 2017

I hate these people so much. President Donald Trump sharply reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah on Monday by some two million acres, the largest rollback of federal land protection in t

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