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John Wesley Powell"s exploration of the Colorado River.

United States Geological Survey

John Wesley Powell"s exploration of the Colorado River.

by United States Geological Survey

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Published by for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in [Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Powell, John Wesley, -- 1834-1902,
  • Discoveries in geography -- American,
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico),
  • Grand Canyon (Ariz.),
  • United States -- Discovery and exploration

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[Compiled from information provided by Mary C. Rabbitt]
    SeriesIts USGS: INF-74-19
    The Physical Object
    Pagination28 p.
    Number of Pages28
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15489138M

      John Wesley Powell (Ma – Septem ) was a U.S. soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, and director of major scientific and cultural is famous for the Powell Geographic Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers, including the first known passage by Europeans Author: David J Strumfels. John Wesley Powell's account of the first descent of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon by boat is generally considered canonical American exploration literature. To give some sense of its perceived importance, National Geographic in its list of all time best adventure books ranks the Lewis and Clark journals as number 2, and Powell's book 4/5(4).

    Powell Expedition Photos Grand Canyon was largely unknown until after the Civil War. In , Major John Wesley Powell, a one-armed Civil War veteran with a thirst for science and adventure, made a pioneering journey through the canyon on the Colorado River. He accomplished this with nine men in four small wooden boats. John Wesley Powell Biography, Life, Interesting Facts. John Wesley Powell was born on Ma John Wesley Powell was an American explorer, geologist, soldier, and Wesley Powell is known for going on the expedition known as the ‘Powell Geographic Expedition.’. Early Life. John Wesley Powell was born on Ma , in New York, United States of America.

    John Wesley Powell was an American explorer, anthropologist, geologist and a soldier. He is known for his river trip through the Green River and the Colorado River covering the Grand Canyon – a three month expedition known as the ‘Powell Geographic Expedition’. Since I first heard of John Wesley Powells expedition down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Ive wanted to know more about him. This is the book Ive been waiting for. It is an excellent history of not only that expedition (there were actually two of them) but also of his life and especially his love of the western lands and desire the /5.


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John Wesley Powell's Exploration of the Colorado River Until Powell's exploration, little was known of the Grand Canyon, its surrounding plateaus, or the long reaches of river above it. Legends told of expeditions that had tried to pass through the canyon only to perish in unknown rapids or on lonely rock shores.

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