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Destination: West

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Please join us in Park City, Utah, for the seventh annual Eccles Family Rural West Conference from April 4-6, 2019.

Destination: West will be an exploration of how amenity migration and tourism have reshaped rural communities in the American West. Affordability, culture clashes, political divides, and environmental issues will be considered.

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Rural West Conference Volume

Bridging the Distance

Common Issues of the Rural West

Edited by David B. Danbom
Foreword by David M. Kennedy

Published in cooperation with the Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University
The University of Utah Press has published Bridging the Distance, a book by the Rural West Initiative of the Bill Lane Center for the American West. Edited by the distinguished historian David B. Danbom and with a foreword by Center co-founding director David M. Kennedy, the book explores the Rural West across four dimensions: Community, Land, Economics – and defining the Rural West itself. The book is the result of work presented at the first Conference on the Rural West, which took place in Ogden, Utah, in October 2012.