Wendover Report

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Winter 2011
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194 William Keddell, a stereoscopic photographer from Florida, brought his newly acquired powered parachute to Wendover to work on a series of aerial stereo photographs. W. Keddell photo

CLUI Wendover
The Center’s Wendover Residence Program had another busy season in 2010, with more than a dozen new Residence Program participants over the season, several groups using the facilities, and the usual periodic clusters of visitors, random passer-bys, and recidivists.

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Books, Noted

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A sampling of books new to the shelves of The Center's library
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Spring 1996
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Discovered Country: Tourism and Survival in the American Wes
Edited by Scott Norris, 1994
A collection of essays on tourism and the changing image of the West, published in 1994 by Stone Ladder Press, in New Mexico. Essays by notables such as Charles Bowden, Dean McCannell, and Alexander Wilson.

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Slab City, California

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Anarchy That Works for RV'ers
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Spring 1996
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1172 Old guard booth is now a friendly welcome sign at Slab City. CLUI photo
SLAB CITY IS ANOTHER TYPE of community that is unique and effective, and represents some version of the future. An assemblage of mostly recreational vehicles, it formed on its own, without any central authority or any apparent organizational force, largely a result of an increasingly nomadic and aging population in this country.

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Two Unusual Revitalized Arizona Mining Towns

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Spring 1996
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1171 Jerome, Arizona. CLUI photo

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Biosphere 2

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Living Experiment Has New Life Without People
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Spring 1996
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1082 Biosphere's main structure. CLUI photo

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Books, Noted

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A sampling of books new to the shelves of The Center's library
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Summer 1996
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Architectural Follies in America
Gwyn Headley, 1996
An illustrated guide to this British author's selection of 130 individual and unusual structures, from the hand-built castles of reclusive visionaries, to the derivative casino tombs of Las Vegas. Some unusual discoveries.

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Books, Noted

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Spring 1997
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Visions of America: Landscape as Metaphor in the Late 20th Century
A large format book of a 1994 exhibition called Landscape As Metaphor, organized by the Denver Art Museum and the Columbus Museum of Art, featuring the work of Meg Webster, Bill Viola, Richard Misrach, Ed Ruscha, and others. Essays by the likes of Rebecca Solnit, John Beardsley, and Lucinda Furlong.

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The American Sanitary Plumbing Museum

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Unusual Exhibit Features the Fixtures at the Business End of the Pipe
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Spring 1997
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1158 American Sanitary Plumbing Museum Photo courtesy of ASPM

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The Rajneesh Ranch Revisited

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A Higher Plain
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Spring 1997
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The Center for Land Use Interpretation is dependent on a network of volunteers and supporters all over the world, many of whom submit information on unusual and exemplary locations they encounter in their travels. Unsolicited field reports and site characterizations are welcome, and a list of sites in specific regions that need further looking into can be sent to you if you want to volunteer some field research time. Information packets for field researchers are available by request.

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