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  • Skeletons in the closet

    Skeletons in the closet

    When the media reported that Everett Ruess' bones had been discovered, solving a 70-year-old mystery, Utah State Archaeologist Kevin Jones had his doubts.

  • Mystery unsolved -- and that's a good thing

    Mystery unsolved -- and that's a good thing

    The recent discovery that bones found in the Southwest did not belong to the long-lost poet-wanderer Everett Ruess keeps one more evocative Western mystery alive.

  • No bones about it: two books on the disappearing Everett Ruess

    No bones about it: two books on the disappearing Everett Ruess

    Two new books tackle the mystery of Everett Ruess, who vanished somewhere in the Four Corners region in 1934.

  • Following your passion

    Following your passion

    The bones of Everett Ruess, who vanished into the desert at the age of 20, have been identified 75 years later, but the mystery of his life – and the details of his death – remain unknown.

  • Pulling an Everett Ruess

    Pulling an Everett Ruess

    When you're out of work and homeless, it's inspiring to remember young wanderers like Everett Ruess, even if he never returned from his mysterious sojourn in the canyon country of Utah.

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