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The Powell Expedition
Deseret Evening News
September 7, 1869.
By the courtesy of William B. Dougall, Esq., of the Deseret Telegraph Line, we
learn that the Powell expedition, concerning the supposed loss of which there
was so much excitement a few weeks since, arrived safely at the mouth of the
Rio Virgen, on the Colorado River, on the 30th ult. Major J.W.
Powell himself had arrived at St. George in good health, and expects to reach
the city en route to his home East, in a few days. It is interesting to know
that all that was necessary to the success of the Expedition was saved at the
time the boat was lost of which accident mention has been made in previous
communications from him, and that his trip has been a successful one. The
Colorado River has now received a thorough exploration. Lieutenant Ives
explored the river up to about the point where Major Powell has landed, and the
Major has doubtless given it a thorough examination from the place where he
launched upon its waters.
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