Canyons of the Colorado, or The exploration of the Colorado River and its Canyons by John Wesley Powell

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John Wesley Powell was a pioneer American explorer, ethnologist, and geologist in the 19th Century. In 1869 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 24. Passing through dangerous rapids, the group passed down the Green River to its confluence with the Colorado River (then also known as the Grand River upriver from the junction), near present-day Moab, Utah. The expedition’s route traveled through the Utah canyons of the Colorado River, which Powell described in his published diary as having …wonderful features—carved walls, royal arches, glens, alcove gulches, mounds and monuments. From which of these features shall we select a name? We decide to call it Glen Canyon. (Ironically, now almost completely submerged by Lake Powell, behind the Glen Canyon Dam.) One man (Goodman) quit after the first month and another three (Dunn and the Howland brothers) left at Separation Rapid in the third, only two days before the group reached the mouth of the Virgin River on August 30 after traversing almost 1,500 km. The three who left the group late in the trip were later killed—probably by Indians. Powell retraced the route in 1871-1872 with another expedition, producing photographs, an accurate map, and various papers, including ethnographic reports of the area’s Native Americans and a monograph on their languages.

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John Wesley Powell was a pioneer American explorer, ethnologist, and geologist in the 19th Century. In 1869 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 24. Passing through dangerous rapids, the group passed down the Green River to its confluence with the Colorado River (then also known as the Grand River upriver from the junction), near present-day Moab, Utah. The expedition’s route traveled through the Utah canyons of the Colorado River, which Powell described in his published diary as having …wonderful features—carved walls, royal arches, glens, alcove gulches, mounds and monuments. From which of these features shall we select a name? We decide to call it Glen Canyon. (Ironically, now almost completely submerged by Lake Powell, behind the Glen Canyon Dam.) One man (Goodman) quit after the first month and another three (Dunn and the Howland brothers) left at Separation Rapid in the third, only two days before the group reached the mouth of the Virgin River on August 30 after traversing almost 1,500 km. The three who left the group late in the trip were later killed—probably by Indians. Powell retraced the route in 1871-1872 with another expedition, producing photographs, an accurate map, and various papers, including ethnographic reports of the area’s Native Americans and a monograph on their languages.
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2017-04-21 00:00
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21.04.2017

00 – Preface

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20.04.2017

01 – The Valley of the Colorado

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19.04.2017

02 – Mesas and Buttes

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18.04.2017

03 – Mountains and Plateaus

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17.04.2017

04 – Cliffs and Terraces

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16.04.2017

05 – From Green River City to the Flaming Gorge

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15.04.2017

06 – From Flaming Gorge to the Gate of Lodore

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14.04.2017

07 – The Canyon of Lodore

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13.04.2017

08 – From Echo Park to the Mouth of the Uinta

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12.04.2017

09 – From the Mouth of the Uinta River to the Junction of Grand and Green

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11.04.2017

10 – From the Junction of the Grand and Green to the Mouth of the Little Colorado

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10.04.2017

11 – From the Little Colorado to the Foot of the Grand Canyon

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9.04.2017

12 – The Rio Virgen and the Uinkaret Mountains

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8.04.2017

13 – Over the River

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7.04.2017

14 – To Zuni

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6.04.2017

15 – The Grand Canyon

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