Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

History & Culture in Capitol Reef

History

HISTORY & CULTURE DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION Called "Wayne Wonderland" in the 1920s by local boosters Ephraim P. Pectol and Joseph S. Hickman, Capitol Reef National Park comprises 378 square miles of colorful canyons, ridges, buttes, and monoliths. About 75 miles of the long up-thrust called the Waterpocket Fold, extending like a ...

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History

Geologic History The Waterpocket Fold defines Capitol Reef National Park. A nearly 100-mile-long warp in the earth's crust, the fold is a classic monocline: a regional fold with one very steep side in an area of otherwise nearly horizontal rock layers. The Waterpocket Fold formed between 50 million and 70 ...

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