December 8, 1985 |
More than 130 years ago a family tree was planted near Salt Lake City, Utah. It was called Udall. Two brothers, Joseph and David King Udall, were the first American-born generation of a pioneer Mormon family that came from England seeking religious freedom, much like the Pilgrims 230 years earlier. Today there are 1,400 living descendants of the Udall brothers, and the family tree has spread roots throughout the Southwest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2010 |
Stewart L. Udall, who as Interior secretary in the 1960s vastly expanded the country's system of national parks and monuments and developed far-reaching legislation to protect public lands, has died. He was 90. Udall died Saturday morning at his home in Santa Fe, N.M., surrounded by his children, according to a statement from his son, Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico. He died of natural causes after a fall last week that had kept him confined to bed. Udall, who served in Congress and later led a crusade on behalf of victims of radiation exposure, had many accomplishments during his decades of public service.
October 18, 1987 |
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. . . . Thirty-six days after leaving the Canary Islands, where he refitted and resupplied his ships, he made landfall in the Bahamas. As Columbus himself indirectly acknowledged, it is possible that other intrepid mariners saw the New World before he did, but his landing is rightly celebrated, for it marked the start of continuous, recorded exploration and settlement of the Western Hemisphere, first by Spaniards and then, as Spain declined following the defeat of her Armada, by many other nations.
July 19, 2005
Heartfelt thanks for "The West's Defender of Wild Places" [July 12] about former Interior Secretary Stewart Udall. I was a Lady Bird Johnson staffer when the two traveled to promote wilderness protection. Can we dream of such a steward of integrity in today's White House? Sadly, not. Joanne Hedge Glendale
April 4, 2010
China's labor market: An article in the March 28 Section A about labor issues in China referred to the China Labor Watch. The organization's name is the China Labor Bulletin. Stewart Udall obituary: The obituary of former Interior Secretary Stewart Udall in the March 21 California section said that a few years ago he trekked with a grandson 7,000 feet up Bright Angel Trail, from the floor of the Grand Canyon to the South Rim. According to the National Park Service, the elevation change between the canyon floor and the South Rim is about 4,400 feet.