The Danson Legacy

The Danson Legacy A R e v i e w E s s ay by R ay m o n d H. T h o m p s o n Edward Bridge Danson: Steward New West, by ERic PEnnER HAuRy. Flagstaff, AZ: Museum of Northern Arizona, 2011 This entertaining biography of Edward Bridge ("Ned") Danson is an important contribution to a neglected corner of regional history. After the West was won, the railways and, later, the highways, made it possible for easterners to experience the natural and cultural wonders of that great region. Some of those visitors were seduced by that experience to move to the part West that most fascinated them. Among these newcomers were a few individuals with the artistic and scientific background, the educational and professional skills, and above all the material wealth to devote to satisfying their curiosity about their adopted region. Some were quiet lone wolves happily adding to the local store of knowledge. Others established societies, institutes, museums, research centers, and cultural organizations that multiplied the impact ir curious and often highly personal investigations. Many se efforts matured into important regional resources, but some failed to survive often because lack of adequate leadership following the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Southwest Southwest Center (Univ of Arizona)

The Danson Legacy

Journal of the Southwest, Volume 55 (2)

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Southwest Center (Univ of Arizona)
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Copyright © 2013 Arizona Board of Regents
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2158-1371
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A R e v i e w E s s ay by R ay m o n d H. T h o m p s o n Edward Bridge Danson: Steward New West, by ERic PEnnER HAuRy. Flagstaff, AZ: Museum of Northern Arizona, 2011 This entertaining biography of Edward Bridge ("Ned") Danson is an important contribution to a neglected corner of regional history. After the West was won, the railways and, later, the highways, made it possible for easterners to experience the natural and cultural wonders of that great region. Some of those visitors were seduced by that experience to move to the part West that most fascinated them. Among these newcomers were a few individuals with the artistic and scientific background, the educational and professional skills, and above all the material wealth to devote to satisfying their curiosity about their adopted region. Some were quiet lone wolves happily adding to the local store of knowledge. Others established societies, institutes, museums, research centers, and cultural organizations that multiplied the impact ir curious and often highly personal investigations. Many se efforts matured into important regional resources, but some failed to survive often because lack of adequate leadership following the

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