Utah Gateway to Nevada!
Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: Dream Garden Press
Date Published: 1984
Condition: Good +
Book Id: 36645
Square paperback. 96pp. Illustrated front and rear covers. A now classic tongue-in-cheek guide to the state of Utah, written with much humor and little accuracy. This is an excellent used copy with some wear.
From the publisher's blurb: "A special note to the visitor: You anxiously scan the pages of your Rand McNally on the seat beside you. Desperate computations and alternative routes are carefully considered before the awful reality sets in: the fastest way to get from Colorado to Nevada takes you through terra incognita--Utah; and like a modern day Magellan, through Utah you must go. Literally dozens of ill-advised and ill-fated travelers yearly reach this inescapable conclusion. It is to these intrepid realists that we dedicate this book. For the Beehive State is more than 300 miles of chuckholed blacktop linking the Colorado and Wyoming Rockies to neon-splattered gambling meccas of eastern Nevada; Utah is much more thqan a funny shaped buffer that keeps Idaho's mountains and lakes from falling into the Grand Canyon. The many cornered state has a higher purpose than simply providing a spot where tourists can stand in Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona at the same time; but nobody knows what it is. Like Dante's "inferno" wherein the nether regions of Hades are laid bare and opened to the wayward tourist, Gateway editors have striven to make your short visit to the neat state as comprehensible and bearable as possible..."