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Colorado River Region and John Wesley Powell.

Colorado River Region and John Wesley Powell.

A collection of papers honoring Powell on the 100th anniversary of his exploration of the Colorado River, 1869-1969.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Colorado River Valley (Colo.-Mexico)
    • Subjects:
    • Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902 -- Travel -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico),
    • Geology -- Colorado River Valley (Colo.-Mexico)

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies.

      SeriesUnited States. Geological Survey. Professional paper, 669, Geological Survey professional paper ;, 669.
      ContributionsPowell, John Wesley, 1834-1902.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE75 .P9 no. 669
      The Physical Object
      Pagination145 p.
      Number of Pages145
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4698038M
      LC Control Number77650223

      After several windy fights around the campfire, I finally outwinded him, and it was agreed that he should come out the following spring and we would make the attempt. Geological Survey[18] a post he held until his resignation in[19] being replaced by Charles Walcott. Despite the media fascination with the expedition, the rushed trip produced little of scientific value. Powell loved to travel, it had been one of his main interests before the war.

      The front and back ends were decked over and closed off to form water-tight compartments in which food and gear were stowed. He walked away and lived for some years with the Paiutes of eastern Utah. We had to pack in relays, as there was a lot of stuff of no use whatever. Joining the voices of Hawkins and Sumner are those of Bradley, whose steady and reliable journal appears on every day of the expedition, and Powell, first his verbose account of the day-to-day experiences and then his clipped journal entries, forming a contrasting medley of voices. Dunn, hunter, trapper from Colorado; Walter H. Despite the media fascination with the expedition, the rushed trip produced little of scientific value.

      Since readers may be as interested in narrative personalities as in accurate historical representation, there is little point in trying to isolate the truth, if indeed there is such a thing, from some colorful journalistic bullwacking by Sumner and Hawkins. In the spring of we moved to Green River City, and waited for the arrival of Major Powell and the boats from the East. Today, Lake Powell bears his name. I told him that I had already packed my year's supplies in from Denver. As a testament to how difficult running the Colorado through Grand Canyon is, it would take 80 years from that first expedition for the next people to complete the journey. A strong abolitionist, John Wesley Powell was one of the first to volunteer when President Lincoln issued a call for troops.


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By the time the expedition entered Grand Canyon, the journey had turned into a rush for survival. Nearly seven thousand pounds of food and supplies, enough to last ten months, were divided equally between these three boats.

Both men complained, at the end of the voyage, that Powell never adequately compensated them for their equipment and expenses, which may well be the case since he financed the project himself with minimal public support.

CHAPTER 1 Preparations for Departure This opening section serves as a prologue to the river voyage and introduces, at length, the two most colorful characters and journal writers of the expedition.

Worster paints a vivid portrait of how this man emerged from the early nineteenth-century world of immigrants, fervent religion, and rough-and-tumble rural culture, and barely survived the Civil War battle at Shiloh. A Court in Germany ordered that access to certain items in the Project Gutenberg collection are blocked from Germany.

They would paddle down the Green and then the Colorado wherever it took them, perhaps all the way to Mexico. Not only would the expedition eventually go down in history as the last great land exploration in the United States, it was Powell's eloquent descriptions that would introduce the Grand Canyon to the world.

Colorado River Region and John Wesley Powell. book brief periods throughout the s when he was not teaching, Powell attended college at the Illinois Institute Colorado River Region and John Wesley Powell. book Wheaton, Illinois College in Jacksonville, and Oberlin College in Ohio, but he did not receive a degree.

Powell recounted the events of both expeditions in his book Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries: Explored in,and Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institutionreprinted as Canyons of the Colorado When Powell and his crew made it back to civilization, they would find that the world thought they were dead, thanks to a wide array of news articles proclaiming various tragic ends for the party.

Mountains of music swell in the rivers, hills of music billow in the creeks, and meadows of music murmur in the rills that ripple over the rocks. In the spring, while seeking another route by which supplies could be brought to the river, the party discovered the last unknown river in the United States and named it the Escalante.

They were good enough in their place, but about as fit for the work supposedly to be ahead of us as I would be behind a dry-goods counter, or hell for a powder house. Powell's party traveled more than 1, miles of river through winding canyons and over foaming rapids.

Scientific instruments were loaned by the Smithsonian Institution, and Powell agreed to give the Institution the topographic measurements made by his party. Collecting the specimens I had gratuitously gathered for him in the Middle Park region, Major Powell departed for the States, agreeing to be back as soon as the grass started the following spring, and we would then commence the generally supposed foolish and impossible task.

Howland proposed a massive climb to the rim and then a mile hike to the nearest Mormon settlement. Knowing the altitude was essential for producing good maps, and it allowed Powell to estimate how much vertical drop remained before the journey's endpoint, which had a known elevation.

Inhe joined the newly formed Illinois State Natural History Society, and as curator of conchology branch of natural history that studies mollusk shellsmade a fairly complete collection of the mollusks clams, mussels, etc. It was the custom of us mountaineers as well as the Indians to find out where strangers were going and what for, since we as well as the Indians respected each other's trapping grounds.

Invery little of the Colorado River drainage had been explored and, at the age of 35, Powell was determined to complete the first scientific survey of the region.Dec 31,  · Powell Family, Palmyra and the Book of Mormon Lost American Antiquities by Steven E.

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