contributor : Roy Webb
Born in Farmington, New Mexico, in October, 1952. I grew up in Farmington on the banks of the San Juan and Animas Rivers, across the river from the Navajo Nation. I've run all of the Green below Fontenelle Dam in Wyoming, most of the Colorado between Grand Junction and Pearce Ferry (save for Lake Powell), the San Juan, the White River, and other rivers in the western United States. I've written four books and hundreds of articles and book reviews, virtually all, with a few exceptions, on the history of river running in Utah and the Intermountain West. I never played organized soccer but logged many miles driving to far-flung fields for games for both daughters, and spent many hours on the sidelines cheering them on and occasionally carrying them off the field. I'm the Multimedia Archivist in the Special Collections Department, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
This is a brilliant piece on the history of soccer in Utah - the only one of it's kind for our state! We will be publishing one chapter a week for the next 7 weeks. So be sure to check back and get the whole history. Our hope in publishing this piece is to grow...
April 25, 2010
by Roy Webb
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