Post by Sleeping Bag Man! on Dec 12, 2022 15:23:10 GMT -8
Here is Erastus Snow, who led the establishment of St. George in 1861 when Brigham Young & friends were concerned that the outbreak of the Civil War would cut off their supply of cotton. I guess this is about as happy as a man with 36 children can possibly look.
And here is John Wayne at Snow Canyon in 1954 while filming The Conqueror. He's checking out a Geiger counter, which was "crackling so loud he thought it was broken". 11 nuclear bombs were detonated above ground in Nevada in 1953, including "Harry":
Due to a miscalculation and change in wind-direction, this Upshot–Knothole test released an unusually large amount of fallout (the highest of any test in the continental U.S.), much of which later accumulated in the vicinity of St. George, Utah.
And everyone experiences pain & trauma if they sit through The Conqueror, which has been voted one of the 50 worst films of all time. Wayne, portraying Genghis Khan, received a Golden Turkey Award for Worst Casting. Oh the cringe.