he big metal gates that kept the world out of Waldo Wilcox’s Range Creek Canyon cattle ranch for 50 years are now locked against him.
“If they don’t want me there, it’s their right,” the 76-year-old Wilcox says of state officials and archaeologists. “They bought it. When I owned it, I changed the locks to keep people out too.”
Wilcox is the celebrity curmudgeon of eastern Utah – a man who sold his remote 4,200-acre spread to the state in 2001 for $2.5 million and revealed to the world a treasure trove of hundreds of largely undisturbed ancient Indian sites.
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