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The romance of the Colorado River : the story of its discovery in 1540, with an account of the later explorations, and with special reference to the voyages of Powell through the line of the great canyons

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Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel. The Romance of the Colorado River. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons : The Knickerbocker Press. 1902.

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Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel (1902) The Romance of the Colorado River. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons : The Knickerbocker Press.

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Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, The Romance of the Colorado River. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons : The Knickerbocker Press. 1902.

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The secret of the Gulf. Ulloa, 1539, one of the captains of Cortes, almost solves it, but turns back without discovering ; Alarcon, 1540, conquers -- The unknown river. Alarcon ascends it eighty-five leagues and names it the Rio de Buena Guia ; Melchior Diaz arrives at its banks later and calls it the Rio del Tizon ; Cardenas discovers the Grand Canyon -- The Grand Canyon. Character of the Colorado River ; The water-gods; erosion and corrasion ; The Natives and their highways ; The "Green River Valley" of the old trappers ; The strange vegetation and some singular animals -- O~nate, 1604, crosses Arizona to the Colorado. A remarkable ancient ruin discovered by Padre Kino, 1694 ; Padre Garces sees the Grand Canyon and visits Oraibi, 1776 ; The great Entrada of Padre Escalante across Green River to Utah Lake, 1776 ; Death of Garces ends the Entrada Period, 1781 -- Breaking the wilderness. Wanderings of the trappers and fur traders ; General Ashley in Green River Valley, 1824 ; Pattie along the Grand Canyon, 1826 ; Lieutenant Hardy, R.N., in a schooner on the lower Colorado, 1826 ; Jedediah Smith, Salt Lake to San Gabriel, 1826 ; Pattie on the lower Colorado in canoes, 1827-28 -- Fremont, the pathfinder. Ownership of the Colorado ; The road of the gold seekers ; First United States military post, 1829 ; Steam navigation ; Captain Johnson goes to the head of Black Canyon -- Lieutenant Ives explores to Fortification Rock. By trail to Diamond Creek, Havasupai Canyon, and the Moki towns ; Macomb fails in an attempt to reach the mouth of Grand River ; James White's masterful fabrication

The one-armed knight. A bold attack on the canyons ; Powell and his men ; The wonderful voyage ; Mighty walls and roaring rapids ; Capsizes and catastrophes -- A canyon of cataracts. The imperial chasm ; Short rations ; A split in the party ; Separation ; Fate of the Howlands and Dunn ; The monster vanquished -- Powell's second attack on the Colorado. Green River City ; Red Canyon and a capsize ; The grave of Hook ; The Gate of Lodore ; Cliff of the Harp ; Triplet Falls and Hell's Half-mile ; A rest in Echo Park -- An island park and a split mountain. The White River runaways ; Powell goes to Salt Lake ; Failure to get rations to the Dirty Devil ; On the rocks in Desolation ; Natural windows ; An ancient house ; On the back of the dragon at last ; Cataracts and cataracts in the wonderful Cataract Canyon ; A lost pack-train ; Naming the Echo Peaks -- Into the jaws of the dragon. A useless experiment ; Wheeler reaches Diamond Creek going up-stream ; The Hurricane Lodge ; Something about names ; A trip from Kanab through unknown country to the mouth of the Dirty Devil -- A canyon through marble. Multitudinous rapids ; Running the Sockdologer ; A difficult portage, rising water, and a trap ; The Dean upside down ; A close shave ; Whirlpools and fountains ; The Kanab Canyon and the end of the voyage -- A railway proposed through the canyon. The Brown Party, 1889, undertakes the survey ; Frail boats and disasters ; The dragon claims three ; Collapse of the expedition ; Stanton tries the feat, again, 1889-90 ; A fall and a broken leg ; Success of Stanton ; The dragon still untrammeled

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Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons : The Knickerbocker Press

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English

Pages: 458

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University of Connecticut

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Date Added: 2019-05-28

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