Southwest Sampler debuts this week on Four Corners Edition as a new regular series. It features the audio essays of Andrew Gulliford, author and professor of history and environmental studies at Fort Lewis College.
With Southwest Sampler, Gulliford presents original works about the history, landscape, culture, and people of the American Southwest.
It actually marks a return of Southwest Sampler to KSUT. We aired some of Gulliford's essays under that name in 2016 and 2017.
This essay, "The Lost and Hungry Scouts: A Mormon Christmas Tale," is set in the Utah canyon country near the Bear's Ears during the cold holiday season of 1879.