Homage to Local Hero

Mercer, Laurie
February 2009
New York State Conservationist;Feb2009, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p29
The article reports on the launch of a new historic marker for John Wesley Powell, best known for being the first explorer to navigate the length of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. He was Director of the Bureau of American Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution and also served as director of the U.S. Geological Survey. The new marker is located in front of Powell's family home at 43 Chapel Street in New York.


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