During our Lander/Sinks Canyon Recon, we visited the Pioneer Museum of the American West. It was very nicely laid out, with a very well curated, if small, research library. After getting permission to use it, I headed for the file cabinets, and pulled “B” for “Brown,” since it seems I’m always looking for options. Amongst the file folders for “Fort Brown,” “Frederick Brown,” “Brown Family,” and “Brown’s Spring,” I discovered a thick manila folder labeled “Newton Brown.” He was an icon in Lander, having surveyed most of the area. Later in the week we discovered he engineered the hydro-electric dam on the Middle Popo Agie between The Sinks and The Rise. There was much more, but, I highly recommend you perform your own research on him.
Amongst the documents in the folder, I discovered a typed document written in a narrative style by Mr. Brown. It is entitled “Sanctuary.” After reading the first few paragraphs I was reminded of Fenn. There are no clues in the document, but it is very well written, and if there was a Bible of the Outdoors, it should be included.
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