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    DescriptionWhen Melissa Clark purchased a box of old scrapbooks online, she knew only that she had bought something relating to the University of Utah and Zion Park. What came in the mail was much more than she had expected. Instead of random mementos, two albums arrived full of photographs and newspaper clippings dating to 1920 that document a trip made by six young women from the University of Utah into the newly formed Zion National Park. Part of a promotional campaign developed by the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad to advertise its national park shuttle service, the women entered Zion Canyon as its first offical tourists. When Melissa bought those timeworn scrapbooks she found a forgotten treasure: the opening of Zion.With text by John Clark, the scrapbooks are now the basis of a one-of-a-kind publication. Part fashion spread, part adventure guide, and all Utah cultural treasure, "Opening Zion "is a stunning visual record of the park. Remarkably detailed black-and-white photographs show the young adventurers scrambling over rocky outcrops, pondering the dizzying height of Zion's sheer walls, and singing camp songs by the campfire. We are introduced anew to the "gigantic grandeur" of Zion National Park. As one of the women wrote, "One can think only beautiful thoughts amid such splendor."

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    Opening Zion
    A Scrapbook of the National Park's First Official Tourists
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Clark, By (author) Melissa Clark
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 97
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 306 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    ISBN 13: 9781607810063
    ISBN 10: 1607810069

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.4
    BISAC V2.8: TRV019000
    BIC subject category V2: AJC
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBW
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Libri: I-HS
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/UTAH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036140, PHO019000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: F9
    BISAC V2.8: TRV018000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBBW
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 979.248
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    DC22: 979.2/48, 979.248
    LC classification: F832.Z8 C57 2010
    BISAC region code:
    Thema V1.0: WTM, AJC, NHK
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB-US-W
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps
    University of Utah Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    University of Utah Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    15 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Salt Lake City
    Author Information
    John Clark is author of the "Motor Tales "series and an avid scholar of Utah automobile history. Melissa Clark is a master of scherenschnitte, or paper cutting. Her work is featured in" A Century of Sanctuary: The Art of Zion National Park."
    Review quote
    "The Clarks seem to me to be among an elite group of modern artists who share a strong connection with the artists and designers who created those powerful national park images of the 1920s."--Lyman Hafen, executive director, Zion Natural History Association