John Wesley Powell

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Birthday
24, 1834
Birthplace
Mount Morris, NY
Death Date
Sep 23, 1902 (68)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
24, 1834
Birthplace
Mount Morris, NY
Death Date
Sep 23, 1902 (68)

About

Explorer of the western U.S. who became the first person to study the Colorado rivers.

Before Fame

He displayed an interest in the natural sciences at an early age, taking field trips up the Mississippi.

Trivia

His expeditions traversed some 900 miles on four boats from Wyoming to the Grand Canyon.

Family Life

He married Emma Dean in 1862. The couple had one child.

Associated With

Peter Skene Ogden was another key figure in the exploration of the American West.