Hell or High Water: James White's Disputed Passage Through Grand Canyon, 1867

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Although John Wesley Powell and party are usually given credit forthe first river descent through the Grand Canyon, the ghost of JamesWhite has haunted those claims. White was a Colorado prospector, who, almost two years before Powell's journey, washed up on a makeshift raftat Callville, Nevada. His claim to have entered the Colorado above theSan Juan River with another man (soon drowned) as they fled from Indianswas widely disseminated and believed for a time, but Powell and hissuccessors on the river publically discounted ...

Hell or High Water: James White's Disputed Passage Through Grand Canyon, 1867 2001, Utah State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780874214253

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