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James Neton: A hearty thanks

To the editor:

The Classes of History of the American West at Moffat County High School extend a hearty thanks and note of appreciation to the Friends of Moffat County Education for their recent funding of our field trip to Dinosaur National Monument.

The purpose of this trip was to begin our studies of Western America by going back to the ancient past and viewing the petroglyphs of the Fremont People. These unique primary source documents can really only be understood and appreciated by viewing them in person. Getting out and feeling the wind, the heat of the sun, the dry climate, getting thirsty and treading over the rocks and cliffs is the best way to open up the minds of students and start the process of interpreting and learning about these unique and mysterious people.

We also studied modern pioneers and western settlement by visiting the homestead cabin of Josie Bassett Morris. Josie's life and cabin are a wonderful piece of Western lore, and the students considered and wrote about this important time period.

Thanks to David Morris and Kelly Looper, who helped teach and chaperone the field trip. Their knowledge and help is greatly appreciated!

Students of the classes of “History of the American West” and James Neton, instructorStudents of the classes of “History of the American West” and James Neton, instructorStudents of the classes of “History of the American West” and James Neton, instructor

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