Highway 89 images on display

PROVO, Utah (AP) – A BYU visual arts professor is displaying photographs from a journey along Utah’s oldest and longest north-south running highway. John Telford’s exhibit is called “People, Places and Things on Highway 89.” It’s been touring the state for three years, and will be at the Orem Public Library until May 17. Telford says he began collecting images along the 503-mile route in 2004 before taking a sabbatical and touring the road with his wife during the summer of 2006. He says the subject is the people associated with the highway from Kanab to Garden City, not the asphalt. One character they found was Wallace Ott, the last living acquaintance of Butch Cassidy. Telford photographed Ott on his 95th birthday in front of Cassidy’s supposed boyhood home in Circleville.

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