John Wesley Powell

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This NPS-produced video about John Wesley Powell – the one-armed war vet that lead the first known expedition down the Colorado through that big ol’ Grand Canyon – is just so wonderfully cheesy. Watch it. Or just listen.


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One Response to John Wesley Powell

  1. Daniel January 14, 2014 at 5:46 am #

    The BBC in England have just shown a two part series called Operation Grand Canyon with Dan Snow, in which a group – including historians, geologists, a boat maker and river specialists – retrace the expedition using exact replicas of the original boats and equipment. It was extremely interesting and highlighted just what an incredible feat of endurance it was with two arms, let alone one. Im not sure if you can watch it abroad on the BBC Iplayer, but its worth trying to track down, maybe on youtube..

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