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A Look Back: Explorer John Wesley Powell
Each Friday, The Salt Lake Tribune presents historic images in a special series called A Look Back. This week's installment features photos of Major John Wesley Powell. Powell was a soldier who lost his arm in the Civil War, a geology professor, American Indian expert, western conservation advocate, and an explorer who's most famous expeditions were on the Green and Colorado Rivers into the Grand Canyon in 1870.
Every gallery of the series is available at www.sltrib.com/topics/lookback. Here is a sampling:
Christmas in Utah through the years
Prominent artists from early Utah
Utah firefighters at the turn of the 19th century
Historic bars and saloons in Utah
Early settlers in Idaho
The 1988 Yellowstone fire
Early Utah mansions and homesteads
Pony Express, postal service and telegraph in Utah
The mining ghost town of Mercur
Construction of the Salt Lake Tabernacle
Historic buildings in Utah
30 years of iconic rock and roll in Utah
Hunting and fishing in the early 1900s
BYU, Utah football programs
Saloons, brewing companies in Utah around 1900
Historic photos of Temple Square