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Exploring the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell's Trip Through the Grand Canyon

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Presented by Riordan Mansion State Historic Park at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, Flagstaff AZ

May 13 2013
Exploring the Great Unknown:  John Wesley Powell's Trip Through the Grand Canyon

Exploring the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell’s Trip Through the Grand Canyon

Sandy Sunseri and Chris Glenn, MNA Docents

Today millions of travelers visit the Grand Canyon each year, but just 140 years ago it was still considered the "last blank spot on the map." One man, a one-armed civil war veteran, was determined to navigate and document the Colorado River as it winds through the Canyon. So, on May 24, 1869, John Wesley Powell set out with 9 men, 4 boats, and 10 months of rations on an

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