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Photo Courtesy Utah State Historical Society John Wesley Powell, with his his wife Emma Dean Powell in 1872. 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 expedition was a 900-mile journey on the Green and Colorado Rivers.
A Look Back: Explorer John Wesley Powell
First Published Jan 17 2014 07:31 am • Last Updated Jul 12 2014 04:15 pm

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:

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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


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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



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