Return to Logan

 Returning to Logan

Returning to Logan

It felt fitting to kick off the Utah tour for Downwind  in Logan, the town where my journey with these stories began.  I first arrived in Logan to attend grad school in history at USU in 2004.  Yesterday I had the honor of speaking about my research in the same building where I defended my master 's thesis all those years ago, and the pleasure of chatting with Utah Public Radio's Tom Williams on the Access Utah ProgramI've had the chance to catch up with dear friends (thank you Jess and Ryan for your incredible hospitality), see old grad school buddies (what a great suprise, Sarah!), and reconnect with some amazing faculty mentors.  And of course, I got to swing by my old apartment, revisit Logan Canyon, and stop by the offices of the WHQ, where I served as an editorial fellow during grad school. From here its on to Salt Lake, where I will speak with Mary Dickson at the SLC Public Library on Tuesday, the State Archives on Wednesday, and staff and supporters of HEAL Utah on Thursday.

 Visiting UPR to discuss  Downwind  with Access Utah's Tom Williams. 

Visiting UPR to discuss Downwind with Access Utah's Tom Williams. 

 The Utah theater in downtown Logan

The Utah theater in downtown Logan

 Beautiful Logan Canyon

Beautiful Logan Canyon

 Surprise guests at my talk: Jan, Karen, and Bruce Brower, children of Stephen Brower, one of the heroes of  Downwind: A People's History.   

Surprise guests at my talk: Jan, Karen, and Bruce Brower, children of Stephen Brower, one of the heroes of Downwind: A People's History. 

 It was an honor to be introduced by Dr. David Rich Lewis, my longtime mentor. 

It was an honor to be introduced by Dr. David Rich Lewis, my longtime mentor.