Gregory T Smith

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley was made famous by John Wayne making a number of movies there. I stayed at the Goulding RV Park Utah, which was in a canyon just at the entrance of Monument Valley just over the state border in Arizona. The original owners and developers Henry and Leanne Goulding moved there in the early 20's and established a trading post with the Indians. They lived there for many years developing accommodation and tours through the valley. When things were going bad in the late 40's Henry decided to go to Hollywood with some photo's of the area to try and get some promotion for his development. He was down to his last dollar and this idea had to come off. It did with John Wayne shooting a number of movies there and it put Monument Valley on the world map with many more movies being made there.





 The overnight after Monument Valley was at Page where the dam wall for Lake Powell is located in Glen Canyon.

Lake powell .

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