Here is a link to a video about Stephanie Bakke.

What Remains — Big Dreams for a Tiny Garden

We descended a long, rutted track, overgrown with ti-tree, into a valley at the base of a towering escarpment. Nestled amongst the underbrush on the banks of a burbling creek, the little handcrafted stone cottage stood askew – abandoned – bereft. Vines scrambled over tumbling stone walls, rendering the attached water wheel motionless. The air […]

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The legend of Veronica.

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I first heard of this legend at a birthday party in Utah of 84.

For those who don’t know about the legends of Veronica. Veronica is an urban legend that originated in the Wasatch Valley metro area south of Salt Lake City and possibly started as early as the late 1970s. According to legend Veronica was a 20 something college student. She was a poet, actress and rock singer. She vanished with out a trace. Different versions of how she vanished have developed over the years. Some are she was kidnapped, murdered, vanished on her own, accidental death or suicide in the middle of nowhere, abducted by aliens etc. She was in various stage plays. One was The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel. She was lead singer in a rock band called Dark Skies. At parties people love to retell these legends and add their own spin to them. And since she was a poet they love to make up poetry for and about her, although most of this poetry is insipid.
Most people agree that this legend probably started as a story someone made up at a party just for a good laugh. A few people liked it, retold it and it caught on.

This legend is believed to have originated somewhere in the greater Salt Lake City area.
I would love to see other people create their own Veronica fan pages. She doesn’t get the popularity she deserves. Create your own fan page. I don’t want to be the only one doing this.
#urbanlegend #vanished #hoax #urbanmyth #veronicawho?

Some alternative and new wave bands from the 80s; Missing Persons, Psychedelic Furs, Echo and the Bunnymen, Blondie, The Go Go’s, The Bangles, The Buggles, The Cure, Depeche Mode, and tons more.

I’m just beginning to look for alternative radio stations on my Smart Phone. I am looking for classic alternative music from the 80s. At my store they play tons of new wave and alternative music from the 80s. Brings back memories.

The fate of Valley High is in limbo. Some want it torn down, others want it preserved. It is in the National Register of Historic Places. A new Valley High was built elsewhere.

Do you know about an old school building that is in danger of being torn down? Do you want it preserved and renovated? If so please share your story on this page.