Zion National Monument


Specialized geologic guide to Utah’s Zion National Park.

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Quite apart from many of the ‘guides’ commonly seen for Zion National Park (Monument, at the time of publication), this booklet is almost entirely focused on its geologic composition. A brief introduction and overview of the regional geography is followed by dozens of pages outlining rock formations, strata, and other scientific information.

The content is unsurprising when considering its original source, the March 1947 bulletin of the Geological Society of America. The response to the article’s publication was so popular, however, that it was reprinted for sale within the park, and this particular example was published in 1949 by the Art City Publishing Company.

It includes two fold-outs, in addition to a handful of profile views and photographs within the contents of the pages. The first is a geologic map of the entire park with an inset of the Kamara Fold and three stratigraphic sectional views in the upper right. The back cover includes a bird’s eye view of the region between Zion Canyon and Parowan Canyon in the Piute Highlands.

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Publication Date: 1949

Author: Herbert Gregory and Norman Williams

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Condition: A-

Condition Description: 42 pp. booklet with stiff pictorial paper wrappers, stapled binding, and two fold out maps. Measures approximately 6" x 9", with a bit of wear and tear on the front cover. Contents are near fine. First fold-out is a geologic map of the park measuring approximately 13.25" x 20.5". The second, in the back, is a small bird's eye view of the region that is about 7.3" x 8.9".


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