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Monday, March 31, 2008

Utahs Nine Mile Art Museum Being Destroyed

Thank you Passionate Center for posting this story....

Save Santa Claus! The Passionate Center Thursday, March 27, 2008

It's like a thousand years old! Unfortunately, Bush's Bureau of "Land Management" has handed the area over to companies looking for natural gas.

Nine Mile Canyon Coalition
According to Miller, "The only way to save 'Santa' and the world-renown rock art of Nine Mile Canyon from destruction is for people to get involved and make their voices heard to BLM and their elected officials across the country. This place needs to be saved for future generations."

From the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE Drill away Public Forum Letter
Article Last Updated: 03/27/2008
Not So Good Forum Letter:
Forum Letter "I find it appalling that our nation's greed for oil will ruin one of these" historical sites ("Nine Mile destruction," Forum, March 21). At a local level, this means drilling for oil, gas and coal where they happen to be. In this case, Nine Mile Canyon. We now have the technology and the ability to do so while minimizing environmental impacts. Let's get started.
Chris Perri

Drill away
Darn Good COMMENT:
Hayduke_Says: 3/28/2008
"Chris, there is no oil in Ninemile Canyon, they are drilling for natural gas. They estimate there is a 17 day supply for the USA at current consumption rates, hardly enough to make our nation energy independent."

From the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE Nine Mile destruction
Public Forum Letter Article Last Updated: 03/20/2008

Nine Mile Canyon has been nicknamed "the world's largest art gallery" because of its over 10,000 individual petroglyphs and pictographs made primarily by the Fremont and Ute Indian cultures.

Utah is home to some of the most important natural and historical sites, and I find it appalling that our nation's greed for oil will ruin one of these.
Adriane Berenson
Salt Lake City

Nine Mile destruction
Darn Good COMMENT:
critter: 3/21/2008
"But you know, the truth is that a sizeable percentage of Utahans can't get interested in this quaint stuff anyway, which they think is ancient graffiti. They also believe that they have the word of God translated into English from ancient American Indian writings - what an irony!"

Rock Art Gallery Home

Nine Mile Canyon Rock Art Site
Photographs of Utah petroglyphs. Click on any photo to enlarge.

Several panels or individual elements have achieved iconic status because of their beauty or uniqueness, not least among these being the Great Hunt Panel, Bolo Man, and the many horned snakes.

bill.bryant99's photos
Santa Claus Petroglyph... nearly 100 feet up on the side of a shear cliff. This canyon is called the "longest art gallery in the world" with over 10,000 incredible petroglyphs.

Saving Santa Claus: Ancient Petroglyph May be Key to Christmas Legend Edited by Carly Zander Send2Press Published: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 According to Pam Miller, a trained archaeologist and Chair of the Nine Mile Canyon Coalition, "'Santa' is one of more than 10,000 unique petroglyphs and pictographs (prehistoric Indian art painted on rock) found in the canyon that are being obliterated by..."
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