Near Page in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Glen Canyon Dam
Colorado River Storage Project
the First Lady
Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson
September 22, 1966
United States Department of the Interior
Stewart L. Udall, Secretary
Bureau of Reclamation
Floyd E. Dominy, Commissioner
[The following marker is inside the
Powerplant Gallery area]
Major John Wesley Powell led scientific exploration parties down the Green and Colorado Rivers in 1869 and in 1871-72. Years later Powell became a leader in government science programs, headed the U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of American Ethnology, and advocated enlightened land and water conservation policies which resulted in the passage of the Reclamation Act of 1902. In commemoration of his courage, his wisdom, and his years of public service, the reservoir behind Glen Canyon Dam has been named Lake Powell.
Erected by Bureau of Reclamation.
Location. 36° 56.191′ N, 111° 29.083′ W. Marker is near Page, Arizona, in Coconino County. Touch for map. Markers are located at the Powerplant, one outside the gallery area and the other inside. At Glen Canyon Dam, off U.S. Route 89, at the Colorado River. Marker is in this post office area: Page AZ 86040, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Glen Canyon Bridge / Cableways (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colorado River Storage Project / Glen Canyon Dam (about 400 feet away); Intake Structures (about 400 feet away); Hydroelectric Power - A Green and Renewable Energy Source (about 400 feet away); Rock Bolts / High Scaling (about 400 feet away); Concrete Bucket / Concrete Core Sample (about 500 feet away); Dinosaur Tracks (about 500 feet away); Bureau of Reclamation Memorial Fountain (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Page.
Also see . . . Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. (Submitted on February 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,119 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 7, 8, 9. submitted on April 9, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.