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History of John Wesley Powell, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)
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John Wesley Powell married Emma Dean in March 1862, and the couple had one child, a daughter, Mary Dean Powell, born 8 September 1871 in Salt Lake City. Powell died in Haven, Maine, on 23 September 1892 and is buried in the officers' section of Arlington National Cemetery.

See: William Culp Darrah, Powell of the Colorado (1951); Wallace Stegner, Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West (1954); John Upton Terrell, The Man Who Rediscovered America: A Biography of John Wesley Powell (1969); "The Exploration of the Colorado River in 1869," Utah Historical Quarterly 15 (1947); "The Exploration of the Colorado River and the High Plateaus of Utah in 1871-1872," Utah Historical Quarterly 16 and 17 (1948-1949), and "John Wesley Powell and the Colorado River Centennial Edition," Utah Historical Quarterly 37 (Spring 1969).

Margaret S. Bearnson


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