John Wesley Powell: The West of the Imagination
by Nathan Chandler

Obsessed with adventure and the outdoors, John Wesley Powell decided to explore the lands of the American West. In doing so, he opened a new nation's eyes to its riches. How much do you know about Powell, the bearded nature seeker?

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