John Wesley Powell: The One-Armed Naturalist from Bloomington Who Became the Nation’s Greatest Explorer
Learn about John Wesley Powell, a bigger-than-life character who looms large in the history of westward expansion, having led the first recorded exploration down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon in 1869. He spent much of his adult life mapping and defending the arid lands of the West. Before earning a national reputation, Powell lived and worked in the Twin Cities.
Presented by Bill Kemp, Librarian, McLean County Museum of History