Damming Grand Canyon the 1923 USGS Colorado River expedition

In 1923, America paid close attention, via special radio broadcasts, newspaper headlines, and cover stories in popular magazines, as a government party descended the Colorado to survey Grand Canyon. Fifty years after John Wesley Powell's journey, the canyon still had an aura of mystery and extr...

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Main Author: Boyer, Diane E.
Corporate Author: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Other Authors: Webb, Robert H.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Logan, Utah Utah State University Press ©2007©2007, 2007
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520 |a In 1923, America paid close attention, via special radio broadcasts, newspaper headlines, and cover stories in popular magazines, as a government party descended the Colorado to survey Grand Canyon. Fifty years after John Wesley Powell's journey, the canyon still had an aura of mystery and extreme danger. At one point, the party was thought lost in a flood. Something important besides adventure was going on. Led by Claude Birdseye and including colorful characters such as early river-runner Emery Kolb, popular writer Lewis Freeman, and hydraulic engineer Eugene La Rue, the expedition not only