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2009-06-24 01:14:11

A forum in Utah this week celebrated the life and mystery of a young artist who vanished in southern Utah in 1934. Bones found last year were recently confirmed as those of Everett Ruess. The Californian was 20 when he was last seen near Escalante. The forum Monday at the University of Utah attracted a capacity crowd, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. Ruess's nephew and niece were there, as was Denny Bellson of Shiprock, N.M., who found the bones. Bellson, a member of the Navajo Nation, said...

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2009-05-01 09:42:07

University of Colorado, National Geographic report on forensic, DNA evidence regarding Southwest folk hero The mysterious disappearance of Everett Ruess, a 20-year-old artist, writer and footloose explorer who wandered the Southwest in the early 1930s on a burro and who has become a folk hero to many, has been solved with the help of University of Colorado at Boulder researchers and the National Geographic Society. The short, compelling life of Ruess, who went missing in 1934 after leaving...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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