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John Otto and the Colorado National Monument

Alan J. Kania

John Otto and the Colorado National Monument

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Published by Roberts Rinehart Pub .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography,
  • Otto, John,
  • Colorado National Monument (Co,
  • Colorado National Monument (Colo.),
  • 1870-1952,
  • Grand Junction Region (Colo.),
  • Otto, John,

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages183
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8318334M
    ISBN 100911797041
    ISBN 109780911797046
    OCLC/WorldCa11316391

    Buy John Otto of Colorado National Monument by Alan J. Kania online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $ Shop now. Otto had moved to the Grand Junction area in and quickly fell in love with the canyons and plateaus to the south of the town. He personally built several trails and brought many visitors to the area, eventually succeeding when President Taft designated it a national monument in John Otto was named the first park ranger for the monument.   For a view of Praying Hands, Independence Monument, and the other statuesque monoliths in Monument Canyon, take a stroll along Canyon Rim Trail. The track crosses the canyon rim between Saddlehorn Visitor Center and Book Cliff View, and is a great way to begin your visit of Colorado National Monument/5(9).


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John Otto and the Colorado National Monument Hardcover – December 1, by Alan J. Kania (Author)Author: Alan J. Kania.

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Story of the founder of the Colorado Nat'l Monument in Grand Junction, : Al Look. Author Alan J. Kania, former seasonal park ranger at the Colorado National Monument, has written extensively about John Otto.

His previous research was compiled into John Otto: Trials and Trails. This volume provides a detailed view using images from the author's collection, little-viewed National Park Service files, and other Colorado archives.

John Otto Of Colorado National Monument book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. John Otto Of Colorado National Monument book.

Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. John Otto Of Colorado National Monument book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5(2). John Otto spent over 20 years of his life among the canyons and mesas of the Monument. Today Otto is remembered fondly as the Monument's founder and its most fervent promoter.

It is largely through his efforts that we are able to enjoy the unspoiled natural grandeur that is Colorado National Monument. Kania, John Otto of Colorado National Monument, p.

See Figures and Look, John Otto and the Colorado National Monument, p. Kania, John Otto of Colorado National Monument, p. "Otto's Trail Completed," Daily Sentinel, 27 September Ibid. Kania, John Otto of Colorado National Monument, p. Today, thousands of hikers, bicyclists, and motorists enjoy the Colorado National Monument.

All owe a debt of gratitude to John Otto’s vision and perseverance. If you want to learn more about both John Otto and the Colorado National Monument, the USGS offers an absorbing write up on the geologic story of the area.

Colorado National Monument was the brainchild of the forward thinking John Otto. It was preserved as a national monument in largely through his efforts. This trailblazer, promoter, patriot, outdoorsman, and climber settled in Monument Canyon inliving in a tent below Independence Monument.

In a journal in Otto wrote, “I came here last year and found. John Otto (Decem - J ) was the first park custodian at Colorado National Monument, and had been a key advocate for its creation and its later inclusion in the National Park ity control: LCCN: n, SNAC:.

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John Otto: Trials and Trails - Kindle edition by Alan J. Kania. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading John Otto: Trials and Trails/5(3). The year-old “father of Colorado National Monument” headed for California to resume his life as a hermit.

After living for years in a cave and old shacks, he moved into a vacant post office. There he lived on corn flakes until his death in This book resurrects a crank whom, one suspects, Grand Junctionites and the National Park Service would prefer to forget. Pages: Road building continued to be a mutual interest for park promoters and non-promoters after Colorado National Monument was established.

The communities of Grand Junction, Glade Park and Fruita pushed to build a road to Glade Park, while Otto and the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce worked for a scenic route through the park.

As I wrote my first book (John Otto of Colorado National Monument, ), the experience was like spending three years with a distant uncle. John was strange -- an unsung hero for independent thinking in the West -- a visionary and a man who /5(6). John Otto's Granite Monument - The illustrations of John Otto's Granite Monument are from the USGS Bulletin John Otto is sometimes known as the "Father of Colorado National Monument." This large natural area is part of the National Park system.

It is located in western Colorado, near the city of Grand Junction. The story of how Colorado National Monument came into being is as colorful as the canyons and cliffs themselves. The fantastic canyon country had a magical attraction for John Otto () who, incamped near the northeastern mouth of Monument Canyon and began building trails into the canyons and onto the mesas—the high tablelands that separate the deep canyons.

(This incident was reported by Alan J. Kania in his book, John Otto of Colorado National Monument.) In Februaryhe wrote “The National Park Service doesn’t want me as custodian any more since I decided to go into politics. Seems I can’t do both at the same time. Otto worked tirelessly with the communities of Grand Junction and Fruita advocating for the creation of a national park to protect the extraordinary geology of ancient canyons and towering monoliths.

Ultimately, Colorado National Monument was established onas a presidential proclamation by President Taft under the authority of the Antiquities Act. The area was established as Colorado National Monument on Otto was hired as the first park ranger, drawing a salary of $1 per month. For the next 16 years, he continued building and maintaining trails while living in a tent in the on: Mesa County, Colorado, USA.

After attracting local support, Otto proudly attended the creation of Colorado National Monument on The National Park Service appointed Otto custodian of Colorado's first national monument at a salary of $1 a month.

Inlocal Chamber of Commerce boosters and the National Park Service eased Otto out of his job. Inspired by the Past marks the century celebration of John Otto's founding of the Colorado National Monument. I dedicate this expose to the memory of a great man who spent much of his life protecting and promoting the Monument that in many ways has made my life worth living.

John Otto's efforts over a century ago are still in use today in the Colorado National Monument. The monument offers over 40 miles of trails, many of them first built by Otto. Trails in the park range from a quarter mile to more than 14 miles, offering fun for hikers and bikers of all skill levels.

John Otto – Founder, Colorado National Monument () From the moment John Otto laid eyes on the canyons south of Grand Junction, he was smitten. Determined to. Colorado National Monument, 28 square miles in area, is administered by the National Park Service, U.S.

Department of the Interior. The National Park System, of which this area is a unit, is dedicated to conserving the scenic, scientific, and historic heritage of the United States for the benefit and enjoyment of its people.

Alan Kania talked about his book, John Otto: Trials and Trails, in which he explores the life of John Otto, the first park custodian of the Colorado National Monument. John Otto and the Colorado National Monument Sandstone Publishing Co. Pub. Date. Edition. 2nd publication. Language.

English. Choose a Format. Book Show Edition. Available from another library. Quick Copy View. After attracting local support, Otto proudly attended the creation of Colorado National Monument on The National Park Service appointed Otto custodian of Colorado’s first national monument at a salary of $1 a month.

Inlocal Chamber of Commerce boosters and the National Park Service eased Otto out of his job. Buy John Otto and the Colorado National Monument. by Al Look online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition - starting at $ Shop now. On Colorado's scenic Western Slope lies the magnificent monoliths and canyons of Colorado National Monument.

Almost as legendary as the dramatic landscape itself is the memory of John Otto, the monument's founding father, its first custodian who single-handedly built its trails, and one of the West's most eccentric characters.

John Otto was the custodian, founder, and undoubtedly the biggest cheerleader for our beautiful Colorado National Monument, a place of canyons and grandeur that helps put Grand Junction on the outdoor recreation map.

Otto lived within the boundaries of the Monument, camping among the red rocks, Pinyon Pines and Yucca plants. John Otto of Colorado National Monument. Boulder, Colo.: Roberts Rinehart. Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide) Kania, Alan J.

John Otto of Colorado National Monument. Boulder, Colo.: Roberts Rinehart. Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide) Kania, Alan J, John Otto of Colorado National Monument. John Otto and the Colorado National Monument: Kania, Alan J.: Books - Skip to main content.

Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Cart. Books. Go Search Hello Select your address Author: Alan J. Kania. This documentary tells the story of one of the west's more colorful characters, John Otto, and how his remarkable personality colored the creation and history of the Colorado National Monument.

John Otto book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Start your review of John Otto: Trials and Trails. Write a review. Alan Kania is a John Otto expert. He has done a fantastic job researching the founder of the Colorado National Monument.

flag Like see review. Heidi rated it liked it/5. John Otto, the first custodian of Colorado National Monument, stands beside the buffalo fence at Colorado National Monument. His two companions, on horseback on the other side of the fence, are not identified.

Colorado National Monument, with its arid climate and sparse vegetation, is not a natural environment for grass-eating bison. Get this from a library. Colorado National Monument. [Alan J Kania] -- "Amid the rock spires and red-rock canyons west of Grand Junction near the Utah state line, a young man with a checkered past single-handedly built trails at a salary of $1 a month.

John Otto brought. Some of the best-remembered personalities associated with Fruita were John Otto, early proponent and first superintendent of the Colorado National Monument, Elmer Riggs, paleontologist from Chicago 's Field Museum who made major discoveries of dinosaur bones in the area during the early s; author and naturalist Will Minor and popular.

Otto's Bathtub is located on Monument Mesa, in the Colorado National Monument, in a cliff of Entrada sandstone that caps the east rim of Monument Canyon. I've read that John Otto was accustomed to making catch basins for watering horses.

This particular basin apparently had another purpose. - John Otto - the first white man to explore what would become Colorado National Monument The hike along Otto's Trail in Colorado National Monument begins from the Otto's Trail trailhead, located roughly miles from the West Entrance near Fruita, or roughly one mile from the visitor center on Rim Rock Drive, the main road through the park.John Otto: The Colorado National Monument's Most Fervent Booster A Chautauquan Performance Initinerant trailbuilder and dynamite expert John Otto saw the rimrock county south of Grand Junction for the first time, an event that forever changed his life.John Otto is on Facebook.

Join Facebook to connect with John Otto and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and g: Colorado National Monument.