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23/09/1902 American geologist John Wesley Powell dies

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The Legacy of John Wesley Powell: Adventurer, Leader, Scientist, Explorer

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John Wesley Powell

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Rafting Through The Grand Canyon

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John Wesley Powell in the Grand Canyon

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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.
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