150 years ago today - Aug 30, 1869

[John Wesley Powell]
During his most famous expedition, from 24 May through 30 August 1869, he and his party made a daring nine-hundred-mile journey with four boats, traveling from the Union Pacific Railroad crossing of the Green River in Wyoming down through the Grand Canyon.

[Utah History Encyclopedia: John Wesley Powell, http://www.uen.org/utah_history_encyclopedia/]

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