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7/13/11: Finding Everett Ruess


When 20-year-old Everett Ruess vanished in the Utah desert in 1934, he left behind a mystery that has puzzled historians and adventurers ever since. In 2009, writer David Roberts made headlines when he announced he had found Ruess' body while on assignment for National Geographic Adventure. Further DNA tests disproved the theory though and Ruess was lost again. Roberts has written a new book and he joins us to talk about the Everett Ruess he did find in the young man's writing, art and legend.

  • Next week, Thursday, July 21, David Roberts will give a reading at The King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. For more information, click here