July 8, 2019
150th Anniversary of the Powell Expedition
The famous Powell armchair in Marble Canyon. Grand Canyon National Park. Coconino County, Arizona. August 20, 1872. (Photo credit: E.O. Beaman. Public domain)
It’s the 150th anniversary of explorer and geologist John Wesley Powell’s journey down the Green and Colorado Rivers in 1869.
Powell didn’t have a camera along on the first trip but did bring one the second time around in 1871-1872. Below is a photo of his boat, somewhere during the second expedition, with the desk chair he used to scout the river ahead (via USGS).