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Inventing John Wesley Powell

James M. Aton

Inventing John Wesley Powell

the major, his admirers, and cash-register dams in the Colorado River Basin

by James M. Aton

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Published by Southern Utah State College in Cedar City, Utah .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico),
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • Subjects:
    • Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902.,
    • Dams -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico),
    • Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico)

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby James M. Aton.
      SeriesDistinguished faculty lecture ;, no. 9, Distinguished faculty lecture (Cedar City, Utah) ;, no. 9.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF788 .A86 1988
      The Physical Object
      Pagination24 p. ;
      Number of Pages24
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2065375M
      ISBN 100935615059
      LC Control Number88062080
      OCLC/WorldCa18852069

      JOHN WESLEY POWELL W. M. DAVIS PRESENTED TO THE ACADEMY AT THE AUTUMN MEETING, I9»3 CITY OF WASHINGTON PUBLISHED BY THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES February, JOHN WESLEY POWELL. JOHN WESLEY POWEU, was in more senses than one a scien-tific frontiersman. His life reveals the energetic working of aFile Size: 1MB. Discount prices on books by john a powell, including titles like Gentlemen of Horror Click here for the lowest price.

      John Wesley Powell, 77, of Hopewell went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug He is preceded in death by his parents the late Hubert and Rosa Asycue Powell.   The imaginary line, metaphorically "drawn in the dirt" by American geologist and explorer John Wesley Powell in , transects Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and the Author: Pam Wright.

      And John Wesley Powell started from a distinct disadvantage: he had little formal edu­ cation. Powell's story in many ways reads like the story of other famous, frontier-bred Americans. His parents, Joseph and Mary Powell, immigrated to New York fro m England in A Methodist preacher, Joseph Powell was a "diligent reader, a terse speaker, a. John Wesley Powell was born in in Mount Morris, New York, the son of Joseph Powell, a Methodist preacher who had emigrated from England 4 years earlier. A restless man, Joseph Powell gradually moved his family west across New York State and in settled in Jackson, Ohio.


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