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John Wesley Powell


Learn more about this famous American explorer, the man who named the Grand Canyon.

John Wesley Powell Museum
This site is a companion to the museum, dedicated to the great explorer and containing a large amount of maps and artifacts from his journeys.

The Grand Canyon Expedition
Find out more about the famous expeditions (Yes, he went through it twice!) in this excellent site from PBS.

The Grave of John Wesley Powell
Arlington National Cemetery site page has picture of his gravestone, along with brief description of him and his accomplishments.

Powell's Dream of Watershed Commonwealths
What did Powell want for the West? Scarce water shared by all.

Conservation Hall of Fame: John Wesley Powell
Nice presentation of Powell and his accomplishments.

John Wesley Powell Photographs
See pictures of the famous man at different stages of his career and fame.

John Wesley Powell on the Role of Government in Land Management
Read what the famous man thought about government and ecology.

Graphics courtesy of ArtToday

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