ZEPHYR AMERICA: Canyonlands National Park with Edna Fridley

Our regular readers know that we began a new project at the Zephyr in the past year–called “Zephyr America.” We’ve been slowly wading through the massive Zephyr archives of historic photos and digitizing them to share with our readers. To keep up with the project on a daily basis, please check out our Facebook page at Facebook.com/ZephyrAmerica.

Our archives contain thousands of photos. Among the best are the photos of Edna Fridley, who traveled widely in the Southwest and befriended some of the greatest characters of the Canyon Country. Recently, we’ve featured some of Edna’s most beautiful images of the Canyonlands region of Utah, taken through the 1970s. Here is a sampling of that collection…

Angel Arch. Canyonlands. 1970. Photo by Edna Fridley
Angel Arch. Canyonlands. April 1970.
MR PETE STEELE. "Cowboy Extraordinaire". (Ekker Butte visible in the distance.)  MAY 1970. Photo by Edna Fridley
MR PETE STEELE. “Cowboy Extraordinaire” (Ekker Butte visible in the distance) MAY 1970.
Stuck in the sand on the Hans Flat Road. MAY 1970. Photo by Edna Fridley
Stuck in the sand on the Hans Flat Road. MAY 1970
The Silver Stairs. Needles District. June 1972. Photo by Edna Fridley
The Silver Stairs. Needles District. June 1972
A storm in Chesler Park. July 1972. Photo by Edna Fridley
A storm in Chesler Park. July 1972
Gathering water "spoonful by spoonful" in Chesler Park. The Needles District of Canyonlands. JULY 1972. Photo by Edna Fridley
Gathering water “spoonful by spoonful” in Chesler Park. The Needles District of Canyonlands. JULY 1972
Making Camp in the Maze District. July 1973. Photo by Edna Fridley
Making Camp in the Maze District. July 1973.
Overlooking the Campground at Squaw Flat. September 1978. Photo by Edna Fridley
Overlooking the Campground at Squaw Flat. September 1978.

For more photos, please check out
ZEPHYR AMERICA: A LENS ON THE PAST

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