Just a note to tell you how much I love the book B is for Blanding. The pictures are all so wonderful! One of my favorites is the sunrise of the Sleeping Ute Mountain. All of them are so beautiful and fond memories of Blanding. This book really took me back home to love. I’ll be calling for more later if you have any left.” – J. Woodruff, Salt Lake City

B is for Blanding

Stunning photo history of Blanding, Utah

250+ historic and contemporary photos of people, places and local memorabilia

A-Z listing of Blanding family names – over 400 current and former families represented

ABC rhyming text intrigues youth as well as adults

Concise, historic side notes with links to detailed references

The only collection of its kind in 52 full-color pages!

In July 2005 my husband and I published B is for Blanding for the Blanding Centennial Celebration. The 52-page book is a colorful, concise photo collection of people, places and local memorabilia. This book has been a great journey for me the past few years. The publication process and then subsequent sales of the book have allowed me to meet fellow Blandingites everywhere! It has been gratifying to see how many people have loved this book, and it is also intriguing to wonder how many people still may not know about it.

I love Blanding! The diverse little town is anything but bland… and its people are amazing.


Deniane Kartchner

Please contact me at denianek@gmail.com if you have problems in the ordering process.

801.317.7597    denianek@gmail.com

ky & kannah


Ky & Hannah, our son and daughter-in-law. I remember when they were first dating, they jokingly said their “couple name” was Kyannah. Would they, will they, name a little girl this name? I guess we won’t know for awhile, since they are having a boy, and his name is … Ryker.