The Last River

John Wesley Powell & the Colorado River Exploration Expedition / by Stuart Waldman ; Illustrated by Gregory Manchess
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Book, 2005
Book, 2005

The one-armed professor who conquered the mighty Colorado.

No European had ever taken boats down the Colorado river and come out alive. In May 1869, ten men boarded four rowboats in Green River City, Wyoming.

Three months and 1,000 miles later, just two battered boats carrying six exhausted and starving men emerged from…


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