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John Wesley Powell (born in Mount Morris, New York) was a famous Explorer from USA, who lived between March 24, 1834 and September 23, 1902.


John Wesley Powell was an American soldier, geologist, and explores the western United States and director of several scientific and cultural institutions. He is known for the Powell expedition in 1869 where he traveled down the Green River and Colorado River, and was among other things, when the first European American figure who traveled through the Grand Canyon.

Powell was the second director of the U.S. Geological Survey (1881-1894) and presented proposed guidelines for the development of the arid West, for the accurate evaluations he had made the situation there. He was director of the American ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution Bureau, where he supported the research of linguistics and sociology.

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He is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 2 quotes who is written / told by John.

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Famous quotes by John Wesley Powell (2)

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"We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls ride over the river, we know not. Ah, well! we may conjecture many things"
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"The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself. The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers in attempting to portray its features. Language and illustration combined must fail"