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Down the Colorado

John Wesley Powell

Down the Colorado

diary of the first trip through the Grand Canyon, 1869

by John Wesley Powell

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Published by Dutton in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published in "Exploration of the Colorado River of theWest and its tributaries, explored in 1869, 1870, 1871 and 1872". Washington: Smithsonian Institute, 1875.

Statementby John WesleyPowell; photographs and epilogue, 1969, by Eliot Porter; foreword and notes by Don D. Fowler.
ContributionsPorter, Eliot, 1901-, Fowler, Don D.
The Physical Object
Pagination168p. :
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18789301M

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