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The Monkey Wrench Gang Chapter Summary & Analysis - Origins III: Seldom Seen Smith and Origins IV: Ms. B. Abbzug Summary

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Origins III: Seldom Seen Smith and Origins IV: Ms. B. Abbzug Summary

In chapter three, Seldom Seen Smith, whose real name is Joseph Fielding Smith, is preparing for a job. He is a Mormon living in Utah who has three wives. Smith owns and operates a river trip business, and is heading to Lee's Ferry. He and a girlfriend pass Glen Canyon City, which was designed to be a quickly rising city but is simply a blink on the roadside. They pass Lake Powell, and Smith feels familiar anger as he recalls his love of the Colorado River, which used to run through the area, and the cities that now lie under the lake. The two stop and look and the dam, discussing it's size and the idea that there has to be a way to destroy the dam...

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