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    Editor,

    I finally got around to reading the article in the Thursday, July 4 issue of the T-I about the name, “Dead Horse Point.” Three possibilities were presented concerning the naming of the state park. There’s one more.

    If you go to the overlook at the end of the road and look down to the level of the White Rim Road, with only a tiny amount of imagination you will see in the lighter horizontal sandstone what looks like a horse lying on its side and wearing a loaded packsaddle – kind of like a dead horse.

    Since the origin of the name is not known for sure, I like to think that no one would leave a bunch of horses out there to die for any reason, intentional or not. At least that’s what I tell my Rim Tours clients when we make the drive to the point.

    -Bill Foreman
    Moab

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