History in Stone
By Ruth Obee
Ruth Obee’s new book History in Stone: The Story of Red Rock Canyon, is a 260-page narrative that begins, â la James Michener, with the area’s geological origins, dating back 1.75 billion years to some of the oldest rock on the planet. It tells the story of recently discovered dinosaur tracks, marine fossils, and archeological evidence of an early human presence on the open space. Red Rock Canyon’s rich and diverse wildlife ecology is fully detailed in first-time lists of flora and fauna – from iconic Colorado wildflowers to big hairy carnivores.