Powell's legacy celebrated this week

With the 150th anniversary of Maj. John Wesley Powell’s historic expedition down the Green River this week, several events are planned to help celebrate and honor Powell’s initial 1869 expedition.

The 150th celebration started Wednesday evening, celebrating Powell’s launch from Green River. An opening reception and discussion about Powell and the future of the Colorado River also took place Wednesday evening.

On Thursday, a cleanup of the Green River will take place from 8:30-11:30 a.m., with lunch scheduled to take place at Expedition Island afterward.

A presentation titled “Powell’s Grand Ca...


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