Canyonland’s First “Friend”: Bates Wilson

Bates Wilson

By Blaine Reniger, Host of the History Hour on KZMU Bates Wilson arrived in Moab in 1949, taking on the role of General Superintendent for both Arches National Monument and Natural Bridges National Monument. Described as affable and approachable, Bates had a knack for simplifying complex subjects like geology, making them easily understandable to others.…

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