National Geographic : 1949 Sep
Local Cowmen Guided the Expedition in Wild Escalante Land Only a handful of ranchers like Tom Smith (left) and John Johnson (right), hunting new grazing grounds or lost cattle, ever penetrate the forbidding coun try. Here they pick up a few pointers from author-cameraman Breed during loading operations in Tropic, Utah. Hunting Rock Souvenirs, She Made aRich Uranium Strike Maggie Riley, of MarbleCanyon, Arizona, collects unusual rocks and petrified wood to sell to tourists. Here sheshows her daughter asample from theuranium deposit she stumbled on innear-by Escalante Country. AGovernment assayer told her it was top-grade ore.