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Squint and Juanita Moore Scholarship

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Squint Moore

In the late 1920's, a 13-year old boy named Carlyle “Squint” Moore wandered the canyons and mesas of western Colorado in search of archaeological sites. During those early years he and his younger sister Ruth explored for days in the canyons, telling their mother not to be concerned unless they were gone more than three days. Squint’s knowledge, keen eye, powers of observation, and dry, quiet wit endeared him to several generations of avocational and professional archaeologists. In 1935, he was a founding member of the Chipeta Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society‐the first chapter in the state. In 2006, Squint Moore died at the age of 91. Up until a relatively short time before his death he was out banging around in the hills much of the time, revisiting sites he had found decades before and making sure the locations of the sites were properly noted and recorded. His uncanny memory was an inspiration to many who were decades younger than him.

The scholarship

Soon after Squint's death, the Chipeta Chapter put together a scholarship fund in honor of him and his wife, Juanita. The scholarship fund is managed by the Montrose Community Foundation. A scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving college student who majors in Anthropology or Archaeology.

To apply

Students can apply online at: CollegeXpress .

To donate

Send your tax deductible donations to:
Montrose Community Foundation
PO Box 3020
Montrose, CO 81402.