#1374 – 1969 6c John Wesley Powell

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Issue Date:  August 1, 1969

City:  Page, AZ
Quantity:  135,875,000

Printed By:  Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Printing Method:  Lithographed, engraved

Perforations:  11

Color:  Black, ocher and light blue


This stamp honors John Wesley Powell, who was the first white man to explore the Green and Colorado Rivers when he made the perilous journey along a 1,000-mile stretch of the Grand Canyon.

 

John Wesley Powell Explores the Grand Canyon

John Wesley Powell, a one-armed Civil War veteran, led two geographic explorations down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon.  On May 24, 1869, 10 men in four boats embarked on a journey that covered almost 1,000 miles through uncharted canyons.  Three months later only 6 of the company emerged from the depths of the Grand Canyon.  In 1871-72, Powell led a second expedition through the Grand Canyon.  This expedition was much more successful – producing the first accurate maps of the area, and over 100 photographs.

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Issue Date:  August 1, 1969

City:  Page, AZ
Quantity:  135,875,000

Printed By:  Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Printing Method:  Lithographed, engraved

Perforations:  11

Color:  Black, ocher and light blue


This stamp honors John Wesley Powell, who was the first white man to explore the Green and Colorado Rivers when he made the perilous journey along a 1,000-mile stretch of the Grand Canyon.

 

John Wesley Powell Explores the Grand Canyon

John Wesley Powell, a one-armed Civil War veteran, led two geographic explorations down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon.  On May 24, 1869, 10 men in four boats embarked on a journey that covered almost 1,000 miles through uncharted canyons.  Three months later only 6 of the company emerged from the depths of the Grand Canyon.  In 1871-72, Powell led a second expedition through the Grand Canyon.  This expedition was much more successful – producing the first accurate maps of the area, and over 100 photographs.