History of Navajo Mountain, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)
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A number of white men visited Navajo Mountain in the 1880s. Rumors of Hashkeniinii's secret silver mine attracted miners, the best-known being Cass Hite. Hashkeniini refused to tell Hite the location of the silver mine but did tell him where he could find gold on the Colorado River. In 1884 a heliograph station was placed on Navajo Mountain by U.S. troops under a Captain Thomas.

The discovery of nearby Rainbow Bridge by white men created controversy over whether John Wetherill, Byron Cummings, or W.B. Douglass saw or reached the bridge first. A number of amateur and professional archaeologists surveyed Navajo Mountain; they included John Wetherill, Earl Morris, Ralph Beals, Neil Judd, J. Walter Fewkes, Harold S. Gladwin, A.B. Kidder, Byron Cummings, and Charles L. Bernheimer. In 1960 and in 1981 Alexander J. Lindsay and Richard Ambler excavated sites near Glen Canyon and the northeast portion of Rainbow Plateau for Northern Arizona University.


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