Reviews and Blog Posts: Grand Canyon

Down the great unknown : John Wesley Powell's 1869 journey of discovery and tragedy through the Grand Canyon

by Edward Dolnick

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Imagine being the first to float down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. That’s the story told in this great adventure book. John Wesley Powell and his companions didn’t know what challenges they would face. In 1869 when the group set out there were no available records about the...

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