Our View: Powell worthy of honor

This week represents a major anniversary for an event of historical, cultural and scientific significance.

Maj. John Wesley Powell led an expedition down the Green River 150 years ago from a small hub that would ultimately become the city we call home. The first expedition was an adventure fraught with peril and discovery. While lacking much of the scientific rigor the second, better funded 1871 expedition provided, Powell’s first journey helped map the waterways from southwestern Wyoming through the Grand Canyon. Both journeys also helped establish an understanding of the arid environm...


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