Saturday, October 31, 2009







Friday, October 30, 2009

New bridge at the Hoover Dam

This bridge is good news for anyone that travels between Phoenix and Las Vegas or places in Utah, and has ever gotten stuck on the Hoover Dam in traffic.

Creeping closer inch by inch, 900 feet above the mighty Colorado River, the two sides of a $160 million bridge at the Hoover Dam slowly take shape.

The bridge will carry a new section of US Route 93 past the bottleneck of the old road which can be seen twisting and winding around and across the dam itself.
When complete, it will provide a new link between the states of Nevada and Arizona . In an incredible feat of engineering, the road will be supported on the two massive concrete arches which jut out of the rock face.
The arches are made up of 53 individual sections each 24 feet long which have been cast on-site and are being lifted into place using an improvised high-wire crane strung between temporary steel pylons.
The arches will eventually measure more than 1,000 feet across. At the moment, the structure looks like a traditional suspension bridge. But once the arches are complete, the suspending cables on each side will be removed. Extra vertical columns will then be installed on the arches to carry the road.

The bridge has become known as the Hoover Dam bypass, although it is officially called the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, after a former governor of Nevada and an American Football player from Arizona who joined the US Army and was killed in Afghanistan.
Work on the bridge started in 2005 and should finish next year. An estimated 17,000 cars and trucks will cross it every day.
The dam was started in 1931 and used enough concrete to build a road from New York to San Francisco. The stretch of water it created, Lake Mead, is 110 miles long and took six years to fill. The original road was opened at the same time as the famous dam in 1936.
An extra note: The top of the white band of rock in Lake Mead is the old waterline prior to the drought and development in the Las Vegas area. It is over 100 feet above the current water level.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Beautiful Paintings from the Hurricane Museum

At the Hurricane Pioneer Museum they have beautiful paintings lining one wall. I would like to share them. In the picture of Christ and the lambs, his eyes seem to follow you all around the room.

Luke 18: 16

16 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

Mark 10: 14

14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

John 10: 11, 14 , 16

11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

JS-H 1: 49

49 The first thing that I can recollect was a voice speaking unto me, calling me by name. I looked up, and beheld the same messenger standing over my head, surrounded by light as before. He then again related unto me all that he had related to me the previous night, and commanded me to go to my afather and tell him of the vision and commandments which I had received.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Saturday Morning we reassembled at the museum

It was a chilly 54 degrees out, I was glad I remembered to bring a jacket with me.
We visited for a few minutes outside

before the museum opened and we went inside to a meeting room.
We had some cousins come this year as a result of an ad placed in the paper in that area.

Several people talked aout the history of the Workman Family in the Hurricane, Virgin City area.

Mark Workman

I don't rememer her name, but she runs the museum, and is also a Workman Cousin.

Also a Workman cousin, she found us through the Ad.

Violet Voss from Isaac Nataniel's line. She is always excited to tell stories from our family history.

Larry Streadbeck

Tom Hirschi, Mayor of Hurricane and a Workman Cousin.
After everyone that had something to share was finished we went upstairs to see the:

artwork and

We had lunch

and looked at some of the outside displays and monuments

And then headed up to the area where the Workman Ranch was.

This is the group that made the trek up the long dirt road.
Our last stop of the reunion was the Virgin City Cemetery.

We were there to rededicate the grave of Fanny Harris Morrison Workman, 2nd wife of Jacob Lindsay Workman.

Ann Streadbeck Bubert read a history of Fanny's life. and then the grave was rededicated by Ken Workman, one of her descendants.

Fanny's Headstone, purchased by the Workman Family Organization.

This is the area where Jacob Lindsay Workman was called to settle with his wives and children.
If anyone that attended the reunion can ID the people that aren't labeled just leave a comment by the picture and I will add the names. Thanks.
For more information about the Workman Family Organization


Friday evening we gathered at the Hurricane Museum

We visited, talked about family history, and got reaquainted with family memers

Violet Voss, Ken Workman & Larry Streadbeck

Margaret, Les Workman's girlfriend

We also had our annual business meeting

Larry Steadbeck, Workman Family Organization President

Ken Workman, descended from Jacob Lindsay & 2nd wife Fanny. He is the P.A.F. specialist for the organization and provided PAF files for everyone with 80,000 Workman names on it.

Ken was most often seen sitting at the computer making discs.

Mark Workman over the Website and reunions. He taked more about the Nauvoo reunion in 2011.

Ann Streadbeck Bubert is the treasurer.

Paul Cooper is a family history consultant
He is a Workman descendant also.
When the business was finished and Ken had made all of the discs he needed to for the evening, and other information had been exchanged we went to dinner.

This is a 4 star restaurant, hidden in the mountains in Leeds, Utah. We got lost finding it, but when we finally got there the food was well worth it.
After Dinner the reunion was adjourned until 8 AM Saturday Morning.


I met Karen in Sept 1976, when we became roommates at Utah State University. We were nothing alike, she was from California & Utah, I was from Massachusetts (and spoke fast like people in Massachusetts do), she was deaf, I am hearing, she was Methodist, I am LDS. Even with the differences we became friends.

I coudn't find a picture from college, but this is an older one.
We lived together for 1 year & 1 quarter, when Karen developed a brain tumor and had to withdraw from school for a while.
We've seen each other off and on over the years, but its been a long time.
Friday afternoon we got together for lunch at

We visited and ate  and visited and ate some more.

Karen & her husband Dave

Dave, Karen & I
After lunch we went out to Karen's house and visited some more, and I was able to see her Dad, who lives with them.
It was a nice visit, we need to do it more often.