In 1869, John Wesley Powell led the first scientific exploration of the Colorado River. The geologic expedition and Powell's influence would help create the United States Geological Survey and the Bureau of American Ethnology. Check out the display in the Government Information Department on the Library's Lower Level featuring government documents commemorating the 1869 exploration.
Utah is celebrating the Powell expedition all year. Interactive activities are available in person and online. Check out the links below.
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