Ed Abbey's truck auctioned at SUWA fund raiser!
of Ed with his truck.
Copyright Jack Dykinga.
Ed's widow Clarke Abbey graciously donated his 1973 Ford F100 pickup truck to be
auctioned at a fund raiser for the Southern Utah Wilderness
Alliance. The auction was held in Salt
Lake City on August 16, 1998 and the truck was bought by SUWA-member and RS2477-activist Gail Hoskisson of
Salt Lake City. Gail, who is a frequent contributor on the abbeyweb
mailing list, says:
"Ed spoke with a clear strong voice for the preservation of the incredible
Southwestern landscape. SUWA speaks in the same clear strong voice for protection of those
lands within Utah. It was my pleasure to donate $26,500 to SUWA Sunday night for a truck
Ed paid $2,925 for 25 years ago. Ed still speaks of the grandeur of wilderness in his
writings. SUWA addresses the threats to that wilderness each and every day."
Reportedly, Ed had quite a few adventures in this truck. We hope to add some details to
this page in the near future. For example, the front damage is apparently from when Ed
once collided with another car out in the middle of the desert. Of all people, it turned
out that the other car was driven by his friend Jack Loeffler...
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