Utah State University Faculty Honor Lectures
The Faculty Association, Utah State Agricultural College
In our picturesque valley, virtually surrounded by mountains, watered by beautiful streams, filled · with rich soil, and covered by willows, sagebrush, and plentiful grasses, inhabited by beaver and other wild animals, the trapper, the explorer, and the pioneer found the answer to their quest for beauty and the search for an abundant living.
Ricks, Joel Edward, "The Beginnings of Settlement in Cache Valley" (1953). USU Faculty Honor Lectures. Paper 43.