Others go before us and make trails. On our walk by the river last week we hiked on a path now named in honor of Bart Anderson. The sign says it all: "Historian, Master Lecturer, Author, Spellbinding Storyteller, and Renowned Trailmaster." He died last year in June just before the marker was dedicated, but he had spent his life capturing, retelling and preserving the history of our area.
I couldn't help but think of him as I walked on this trail and visited remains of early Indian villages probably Anasazis on the top of a cliff with a commanding view of the area. Remains of grain storage areas are still there. Bart Anderson loved to retell stories of the early settlers of St. George and their interactions with the Native Americans. He helped preserve our community's legacy. Something we all need to do for our own families.