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Major Wesley Powell and Party

 
 
Major Wesley Powell and Party Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
1. Major Wesley Powell and Party Marker
Inscription.  
Marking the Spot from Which
Major Wesley Powell
And Party

Departed May 24, 1869,
To make first exploration of
Green and Colorado Rivers,
arriving mouth of
Grand Canyon Aug. 29, 1869.

 
Erected 1949 by Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is May 24, 1869.
 
Location. 41° 31.394′ N, 109° 28.271′ W. Marker is in Green River, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker can be reached from South 2nd East Street, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the middle of Island Park. Island Park occupies the northwestern end of Expedition Island and is across the bridge at the south end of South 2nd East Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 398 South 2nd East Street, Green River WY 82935, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buzz Holstrom (a few steps from this marker); William Ashley - 1825 (within shouting distance of this marker);
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The French Trio - 1938 (within shouting distance of this marker); William Manly - 1849 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Damsite Surveys (within shouting distance of this marker); Kolb Brothers (within shouting distance of this marker); Norm Nevills & A.K. Reynolds - 1940's (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Unknown (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green River.
 
Major Wesley Powell and Party Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
2. Major Wesley Powell and Party Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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