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July 17, 2015
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A Legacy of Canyon Adventure – George Billingsley Collection

If you haven’t ventured below the rim of the Grand Canyon, you’re missing the best part!  For those with a more adventuresome personality (and extra leisure time), the panoramic landscape, geology, as well as unique flora and fauna are waiting to be experienced.  Regardless … Continue reading

May 1, 2015
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SEGA update from Hanks Scholar Sarah Ciarrachi

The last few months have been a thrilling adventure navigating through the Special Collections and Archives (SCA) holdings at Cline Library. From the time I was young I have enjoyed wandering up and down the aisles of the public or … Continue reading

December 4, 2014
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Martin Litton: Ran his last rapid on November 30, 2014

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Martin Litton on November 30, 2014 at the age of 97. Martin Litton fit several lifetimes in his 97 years. He graduated from UCLA in 1938 with a … Continue reading

June 9, 2014
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What’s a Doggerel Log?

  Before I get to the definition of a doggerel log, a little backstory might be helpful. In 1937, researchers from Carnegie Institute of Washington and the California Institute of Technology joined to together to study the igneous and metamorphic … Continue reading