23/09/1902 American geologist John Wesley Powell dies
The Legacy of John Wesley Powell: Adventurer, Leader, Scientist, Explorer
John Wesley Powell
Rafting Through The Grand Canyon
John Wesley Powell in the Grand Canyon
John Wesley Powell, Canyon Geologist
He is most known for his Geographic Expedition of 1869. It was the three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers. It included first ever passage through the Grand Canyon. Powell also served as a director of the U.S. Geological Survey. He became the first director of the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution.