Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV


September 6, 2012

National Heritage Area in Utah offers quite a story


Utah’s Cowboy past (and present) came alive in Mt. Pleasant at the ConToy Arena, where I saw modern day ranch hands rope cattle and do fancy equestrian maneuvers, then ended the day with a walk through the Fairview Museum of History and Art, where the replica of a nearly fully intact mammoth unearthed at the nearby Wasatch Plateau in 1988 vies for patrons’ attention with the works of Avard Fairbanks, the artist responsible for many of the sculptures on Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

If You’re Going

For more information on Utah and the Mormon Pioneer NHA, phone 800-200-1160 or visit websites or

For a place to stay, the historic Manti House B & B, 401 N. Main St., one block from the impressive Manti Mormon Temple, has seven beautifully furnished guest rooms and serves a delicious breakfast each morning. Phone 800-835-7512.


Dave Zuchowski is a travel writer for CNHI News Service. Contact him at

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