Monthly Archives: August 2014

Virgin River, Zion National Park, Utah

This image shows Angel’s Landing again in the center background, but features the Virgin River which formed the canyon seen today.

Kodachrome Reproduction by Mike Roberts

The description states:

ZION NATIONAL PARK, UTAH

Through a strangely-colored land of sand, shale and limestone in Southwestern Utah, the Virgin River has cut a deep, narrow, vertically walled canyon whose walls blaze with color.

–The image likely dates from the 1950s.

Great White Throne, Zion National Park, Utah

This image shows the canyon floor and approaches to the structure called the Great White Throne. It was named, not by Mormon explorers, but by a Methodist minister who travelled in this canyon. It’s name is derived from a passage in the book of Revelations from the Christian bible.

Kodachrome Reproduction by Mike Roberts

The description states:

GREAT WHITE THRONE

ZION NATIONAL PARK

Nearly twice as high as the talked building in the world, the sheer walls of spectacular Great White Throne in Zion National Park rise 2, 447 feet above the floor of the canyon.

–The comparison to the tallest building is obviously no longer valid, as the tallest building in the world at this writing is the Burj Khalifa, which is 2,722 feet. This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Angel’s Landing, Zion National Park, Utah

Continuing the celestial theme for natural features in the park, this is an image of Angel’s Landing. It was previously known as Temple of Aeolus, after the Greek ruler of the winds.

Kodachrome Reproduction by Mike Roberts

The description states:

ANGEL’S LANDING

Among the beauties of Zion National Park in Southern Utah is famous Angel’s Landing. This mountain of red stone towering high above the canyon floor was so named because it appear to reach almost to Heaven.

–The picture likely dates from the 1950s.