A historic person that inspired me: Maj. John Wesley Powell

(Publisher’s note: this was the winning essay in the sixth grade division of a contest hosted by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum.)

John Wesley Powell was a very historical figure in Green River history. He was a soldier, geologist, explorer, author, and scientist. He led the Geographic Expedition of 1869. During that expedition, John Wesley Powell explored the Green and Colorado rivers in three months of the summer in 1869. He was also the first to pass through the Grand Canyon Government-Sponsored. Powell was a great man in Green River history for his expedition through the Green Rive...


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