Exploring desert stone John N. Macomb's 1859 expedition to the canyonlands of the Colorado

The confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers, now in Canyonlands National Park, near popular tourist destination Moab, still cannot be reached or viewed easily. Much of the surrounding region remained remote and rarely visited for decades after settlement of other parts of the West. The first U.S...

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Main Author: Madsen, Steven K.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Logan, Utah Utah State University Press ©2010©2010, 2010
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Summary:The confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers, now in Canyonlands National Park, near popular tourist destination Moab, still cannot be reached or viewed easily. Much of the surrounding region remained remote and rarely visited for decades after settlement of other parts of the West. The first U.S. government expedition to explore the canyon country and the Four Corners area was led by John Macomb of the army's topographical engineers. The soldiers and scientists followed in part the Old Spanish Trail, whose location they documented and verified. Seeking to find the confluence of the Colorado
Item Description:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002
Physical Description:xxi, 273 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
ISBN:6613078034
9781283078030
0874217075
1283078031
9786613078032
9780874217070