John Wesley Powell
Cañons of the Colorado--the 1869 discovery voyage down the Colorado
by Major John Wesley Powell.
Note the word cañons in the title would today be spelled canyons. From Wyoming, into Colorado, through Utah, to Arizona and its Grand Canyon, and to end of the journey in Nevada--this is the record of the "Colorado River Exploring Expedition", what Powell called his group of 9 men and 4 boats (at first) as they began charting what was the last major unexplored part of the then United States. The trip was not only scientific in its goals, but it naturally became a grand adventure, with two of their party opting to leave the expedition before attempting a furious cascade, only to be killed by Indians. Much of the land and scenery which they drifted or dashed past is today included in national park areas and explored anew by those rafting or kayaking the river.
Illustrations are by Thomas Moran and others. 64 pages.
ISBN-10: 0-89646-059-2. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-059-1. Order #: VIST0059 paper$4.95. more...
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