Here’s another great article from National Geographic Adventure. It tells the tale of Waldo Wilcox, the cowboy who lived on a remote ranch in Utah and discovered a vast, ancient Indian site on his property.
Wilcox discovered the archeological treasure back in the early 70’s (he can’t really recall when any more) and kept it hidden for decades, until he decided it was time to retire, and he revealed it to the World back in 2004. Since then, it’s been hailed as one of the greatest archelogical finds in North American history, and has become a treasure trove for ancient native American artifacts.
This is a great read, not only because of the cool archeological stuff, which is fascinating in and of itself, but also because Mr. Wilcox is part of a dying breed. A rancher who lived a secluded life, away from the hustle and bustle of it all, and that was just the way he wanted it. One of the last of the true American Cowboys.
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