Talk:Capitol Reef National Park

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Are we sure it is "Thousand Lake Plateau" and not Thousand Lake Mountain? Google doesn't come up with much for the former... --Lethargy 20:12, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

I fixed the link...a quick look at this topozone map here [1], clearly indicates that there is a mountain, but I see no plateau listed.--MONGO 23:34, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Improvements for peer review[edit]

I'd like to make a to-do list of what needs to be done before we should ask for a peer review in preperation for nominating as a featured or good article. Does anyone have any suggestions? --Lethargy 22:16, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Needs ==Biology== and ==Activities== sections. See the FAs Yellowstone National Park and Yosemite National Park for examples. Also need a great many inline cites. --Anon

Cleanup needed[edit]

Following the American Civil War, Mormon church officials in Salt Lake City sought to establish "missions" in the remotest niches of the Intermountain West. In 1866, a quasi-military expedition of Mormons in pursuit of marauding natives penetrated the high valleys to the west. In the 1870s, settlers moved into these valleys, eventually establishing Loa, Fremont, Lyman, Bicknell, and Torrey.

"Following the American Civil War" seems to me to imply that the two are related, is this the case? Also, in what way was the group "quasi-military", and why were they pursuing natives?

In addition to farming, lime was extracted from local limestone and uranium was extracted early in the 20th century. In 1904 the first claim to a uranium mine in the area was staked. The resulting Olyer Mine in Grand Wash produced uranium ore.

Can we rewrite this paragraph? As it stands, it seems that "farming" was extracted in addition to lime and uranium. Not sure I like "The resulting Olyer Mine" either.

I may add some more to this list when I get some time, but for now is there some way we can improve these?

--Lethargy 03:26, 1 July 2006 (UTC)


I added a pic of some cactus, just to make the page a little prettier. it'd be nice to have a section about flora and fauna. Brallan 16:18, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Plagiarism ?[edit]

It appears that the entire history section is plagiarized from the National Park Service.Mother Mary (talk) 23:26, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Or a couple of pages there. I think the idea was that since it was National Park Service, it was public domain. Some quotation marks and footnotes would be rather helpful at any rate. J. Spencer (talk) 01:02, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
I put quote marks around the stuff that was more or less word-for-word; there are a couple of other chunks that are obviously derived from one of the two pages, but are different enough that putting quote marks around them would be confusing to anyone checking. These I just tagged with references. J. Spencer (talk) 01:23, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

Oyler mine[edit]

Just got back from here and talked to a ranger about the mine. Spend a long time there taking pictures and whatnot, and have lots on info on it. New section? C.C.Peterson (talk) 23:55, 15 September 2010 (UTC)