Powell of the Colorado

Powell of the Colorado

by William Culp Darrah

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Overview

In May 1869, Major John Wesley Powell, geologist, enthnologist, and geographer set out from Green River, Wyoming, with nine men and four boats to explore the forbidding canyons of the Green and Colorado Rivers in Wyoming, Utah, and Arizona, which had blocked all central travel routes to the West Coast. Powell of the Colorado describes this exploration.

Originally published in 1951.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691622064
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/08/2015
Series: Princeton Legacy Library , #2320
Pages: 460
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • Foreword, pg. v
  • Preface, pg. xi
  • Contents, pg. xvii
  • Illustrations, pg. xix
  • 1. 1830–1846. Wilderness Bound, pg. 1
  • 2. 1846–1853. Prairie Farmer, pg. 17
  • 3. 1853-1861. Illinois Schoolmaster, pg. 30
  • 4. 1861-1865. An Arm for Union, pg. 47
  • 5. 1865–1867. Up Pike’s Peak, pg. 73
  • 6. 1868. Across the Continental Divide, pg. 91
  • 7. 1869. Preparations at Green River, pg. 108
  • 8. 1869. First Expedition Down the Colorado, pg. 120
  • 9. 1869-1870. Among the Cliff Dwellers, pg. 144
  • 10. 1871. Second Expedition Down the Colorado, pg. 160
  • 11. 1872. Seeking Federal Support, pg. 177
  • 12. 1873. A Special Commission Among the Utes, pg. 194
  • 13. 1873-1876. A New Concept of the Canyon Country, pg. 205
  • 14. 1877-1878. A Proposal for Reform of the Land Acts, pg. 221
  • 15. 1878-1879. Consolidation of the Surveys, pg. 237
  • 16. 1879-1881. The Bureau of Ethnology, pg. 255
  • 17. 1881-1884. Double Duty, pg. 270
  • 18. 1884-1887. The Survey and Science in America, pg. 285
  • 19. 1888-1891. The Irrigation Survey, pg. 299
  • 20. 1886-1891. Life in Washington, pg. 315
  • 21. 1890-1894. The Survey Under Fire, pg. 336
  • 22. 1894-1895. A Philosophy of Science, pg. 350
  • 23. 1896-1898. Haven, pg. 361
  • 24. 1898-1901. Truth and Error, pg. 375
  • 25. 1902. The Last Days, pg. 385
  • Epilogue, pg. 396
  • Bibliography, pg. 401
  • Index, pg. 413



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