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2018 Christa Sadler: Seeing Things 2018 Whole: John Wesley Powell and an Understanding of the American West
September 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Although most people are familiar with John Wesley Powell as the intrepid one-armed Civil War veteran who became the first European to explore the canyons of the Colorado and Green Rivers in 1869 and again in 1871-72, it is the work that Powell did following his epic journeys for which he truly should be famous. Powell understood the challenges of life in a land of little water like few others of his time, and his ideas for settlement of this region were visionary. As water becomes scarcer and more precious in the West, Powell’s ideas may provide valuable guidance for water managers at all levels in the coming decades.
Join us as author and river guide Christa Sadler introduces Powell the man, the scientist, the explorer, and the policy maker, from her new book, The Colorado.