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John Wesley Powell: soldier, explorer, scientist

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Abstract

One hundred years ago John Wesley Powell and nine adventure-seeking companions completed the first exploration of the dangerous and almost uncharted canyons of the Green and Colorado Rivers. By this trip, Powell, a 35-year old teacher of natural history, apparently unhampered by the lack of his right forearm (amputated after the Battle of Shiloh) opened up a large unknown part of continental United States and brought to a climax the era of western exploration.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Unnumbered Series
Title:
John Wesley Powell: soldier, explorer, scientist
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Year Published:
1969
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
23 p.