UTAH AUTHOR WRITES ABOUT THE FIRST
Michael R. King of Ogden, UT researched his
great-great-grandmother’s life from her birth
in Scotland to her trek through Hole-in-the-Rock
with the original expedition that blasted through the opening for
passage down to the Colorado River.
Jane McKechnie Walton and her family settled Bluff, then Monticello.
She was shot and killed on July 24, 1891, 119 years ago to the day July 24, 2010) that
her great-great-grandson spoke to a fascinated audience about the early pioneers, Jane’s
life story, her wary friendship with Chief Posey, and the circumstances
surrounding her untimely death
Mr. King’s presentation was held downstairs at the
Heritage Center, 21 North Main Street, Tropic, UT.
Copies of his book, “Jane, A Woman’s Determination” are
available for purchase from The Gallery at Clarke's; a link will be provided.
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Mike King, Author
Mr. King has a distinguished law enforcement background and,
though technically retired, consults regularly with major police
forces throughout the world.
A well-known police writer, Mr. King authored and co-authored
"Cold Case Methodology", "Profilers", "Who Killed King Tut",
Analyzing Criminal Behavior", as well as numerous articles. He
worked exclusively for the Discovery Channel and A&E's
Mysteries on the "Curse of King Tut", and appeared in a leading
role in the Emmy Award-winning production "The
Assassination of King Tut".
Mr. King holds a Masters of Criminal Justice degree and a BA
in Criminal Justice. He serves as an adjunct faculty member at
Salt Lake Community College and Weber State University.
Additionally, he is a member of the Harvard Medical School
Program in Psychiatry and the Law, and is a Visiting Scholar for
the School of Nursing at Boston College.
Photos Courtesy of Mike King
|Excerpt from "Jane... A Woman's Determination and the Wild-West Frontier" :
“….Chief Posey stood almost erect and looked as if he was preparing to salute when he
said, “Me want to help find Roach.” The sheriff was astonished at the outlaw Indian’s offer
to help and could not understand why Posey would place himself, and his warriors in
such a position as to help a white man.
“Suspiciously, he queried Posey further stating, “Why?”
“Jane Walton friend. You need posse and we go,” replied Posey in the best English he
could muster. And with that, the deal was made between the government and the