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The exploration of the Colorado River in 1869 and 1871-1872

The exploration of the Colorado River in 1869 and 1871-1872

biographical sketches and original documents of the first Powell expedition of 1869 and the second Powell expedition of 1871-1872

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Published by University of Utah Press, Utah State Historical Society in Salt Lake City .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Powell, John Wesley, -- 1834-1902 -- Diaries,
  • Powell, John Wesley, -- 1834-1902 -- Correspondence,
  • Bishop, Francis Marion, -- 1843-1933 -- Diaries,
  • Bradley, George Y. -- Diaries,
  • Explorers -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Biography,
  • Explorers -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Diaries,
  • Explorers -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Correspondence,
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Discovery and exploration,
  • Green River (Wyo.-Utah) -- Discovery and exploration,
  • Grand Canyon (Ariz.) -- Discovery and exploration

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesUtah historical quarterly.
    Statementedited by William Culp Darrah, Ralph V. Chamberlain, and Charles Kelly ; introduction by Dale L. Morgan.
    GenreDiaries, Correspondence, Biography
    ContributionsDarrah, William Culp, 1909-, Chamberlin, Ralph V. 1879-1967., Kelly, Charles, 1889-1971.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF788 .E985 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24062212M
    ISBN 109780874809633
    LC Control Number2009031272
    OCLC/WorldCa298778930

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    Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)-- Description and travel West (U.S.)-- Discovery and exploration Genres Discovery & exploration Notes Statement of responsibility: J.W. Powell in charge. The present report does not include a narrative of the second descent of the river in , a detailed account of which may be found in F.S. Dellenbaugh's A.   When geologist Powell and his party of explorers first assayed the Colorado in , it was North America's longest stretch of uncharted river. This is the story of that three-month, thousand-mile excursion, told in the words of the men who negotiated and mapped the river, through their journals, accounts, and :

    The time is 1 p.m., The place: the Green River portage, in present-day Wyoming. The personnel are ten: Major John W. Powell, one-armed Civil War veteran, later head of the U. S. Geological Survey) and nine geologists, geographers, scouts, and adventurers.4/5(53). From one of Outside magazine's "Literary All-Stars" comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of In the spring of , massive flooding along the length of the Colorado River confronted a team of engineers at the Glen Canyon Dam with an .


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Volume fifteen of the Utah Historical Quarterly, originally published inwas primarily devoted to Powell’s initial reconnaissance of the canyons of the Green and Colorado rivers, an expedition that would prove to be the last great exploration through unknown country in the continental United States.

Powell and nine companions launched from Green River Station, Wyoming, on Author: William Culp Darrah. John Wesley Powell's expedition down the Colorado River was the last great exploration of the American West.

It's usual to qualify 19th Century books of discovery by saying `he was the first *European* who ' but Powell and his handful of men in four wooden boats were true pioneers, as they undertook a one thousand mile journey that no-one had Cited by: The Exploration of the Colorado River in and Biographical Sketches and Original Documents of the First Powell Expedition of and the Second Powell Expedition of [William Culp Darrah, Ralph V Chamberlin and Charles Kelly].

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The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons by John Wesley Powell is a classic of American exploration literature. It is about the Powell Geographic Expedition of which was the first trip down the Colorado River by boat, including the first trip through the Grand Canyon. The Colorado River was first navigated by John Wesley Powell, in his exploration through the Marble and Grand Canyons.

The Colorado River begins high in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The water begins from melting snow and rain, and is then supplemented by the Gunnison, Green, San Juan, Little Colorado, Virgin, and Gila Rivers.

John Wesley Powell’s dangerous yet spectacular exploration of Colorado River canyons ( and –72) was the most celebrated and the first to concentrate directly on the river. Powell’s account combines vivid descriptions of geologic formations, rapids, and Indian cultures.

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‎John Wesley Powell was a pioneer American explorer, ethnologist, and geologist in the 19th Century. In he set out to explore the Colorado and the Grand Canyon. He gathered nine men, four boats and food for ten months and set out from Green River, Wyoming, on May Passing through dangerous ra 2/5(1).

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He is famous for the Powell Geographic Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers that included the first passage through the Grand Canyon. He studied at Illinois College, Wheaton College, and Oberlin College, acquiring a knowledge of Ancient Greek and Latin but never John Wesley Powell () was a U.

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Chamberlin, and Charles Kelly. $ This volume contains the journals of Major John Wesley Powell, George Young Bradley, Walter Henry Powell, and J. C. Sumner.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.