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In the summer of 1869 a one-armed Civil War veteran, John Wesley Powell, led an epic journey down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. It was the last important exploration within the continental United States. Powell wrote a literary classic about his trip, explored the region for another ten years, studied Native American cultures, and used his position as director of the U.S. Geological Survey to argue against the over development of the West.


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"Lost in the Grand Canyon" is The American Experience's first high-definition (HDTV) production

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Newspaper reports about the expedition, as well as excerpts from Powell's own account of the trip

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