Negro Bill Canyon

Yesterday I learned there was good news and bad news about the fate of Negro Bill.  The good news: Bill left his canyon under his own power. The bad news: he did it to avoid being run out for selling moonshine to the local Indians. Still, his canyon is beautiful and there are worse things to have than a beautiful canyon named after you. I will note the locals tell me his name was not always Negro Bill. Apparently, the state of Utah decided it was probably not OK to refer to him by the less acceptable form (hint: rhymes with “chigger”) sometime in the 1990s when the trailhead signs went up.  I suppose calling it Mr. Granstaff Canyon was too much to hope for.

Negro Bill Canyon trailhead just outside Moab UT

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