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
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
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.
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
A scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving college
student who majors in Anthropology or Archaeology.