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A New Book Explores The Less Known Side Of John Wesley Powell

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Most people know John Wesley Powell as the first man to travel through the Grand Canyon. However, as author of The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell’s Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West, John F. Ross found out that adventure inspired Powell to re-envision water usage in the West. 

Wyoming Public Radio’s Kamila Kudelska spoke to Ross on how Powell believed his first trip down the Grand Canyon was a failure but still inspired him later in life.

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