The River Knows Everything: Exploring the San Juan & Green Rivers

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Calling all nature lovers, history buffs and Utah locals! The Silver Reef Museum will be holding an exclusive guest lecture by James M. Aton, an English professor at Southern Utah University, on Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m.

“My lecture will introduce the audience to the history of two remarkable Colorado plateau rivers, the San Juan and the Green River through Desolation Canyon,” said Dr. Aton in a statement. “I will show how various peoples, beginning with the Clovis peoples, lived over 10,000 years ago.”

James M. Aton was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1949 and was educated there in Catholic schools. He received a BA in English from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL, in 1971; an MA in English from the University of Kentucky in 1977; and a PhD in American Literature from Ohio University in 1981. He has taught in the Department of English at SUU since 1980, where he is Professor of English. He teaches classes in Writing, Mythology, American Studies, and Continental European Literature.

Admission to the museum to attend the lecture is $4 per person, and includes tours for the rest of the museum's exhibits following Dr. Aton's presentation.