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150 years later, event to reflect on John Wesley Powell's famed expedidition!

Started by Woolly Bugger, April 27, 2019, 14:33:27 pm

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QuoteOne hundred and fifty years ago, a Civil War veteran and naturalist named John Wesley Powell led a famed expedition of the Colorado River, a journey that led to one of the most famous writings about the southwestern U.S. and launching still-going debates about the arid West, its natural landscapes and its relationship with people.

To mark the occasion, author Christa Sadler is set to give a free lecture on Powell and his impacts, informed by the recent publication of her book "Seeing Things Whole: John Wesley Powell and an Understanding of the American West"

https://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2019/04/23/st-george-event-150-years-since-powells-colorado-river-expedition/3549301002/

John Wesley Powell was a badass. Read his account of the descent of the Colorado River.



He lost most of his right arm at the battle of Shiloh.

Read his book
https://archive.org/details/explorationofcol1961powe

It is incredible what he achieved. Today people are falling into the Grand Canyon in their attempt to take selfies...

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/grand-canyon-deaths-after-latest-fatal-fall-tourists-still-drawn-n998791
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Woolly Bugger

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

Nice article in Scientific American

John Wesley Powell, Great Explorer of the American West
He was the first to survey the Colorado River, 150 years ago--and his ideas about water resources in that arid region were prescient

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/john-wesley-powell-great-explorer-of-the-american-west/
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!


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