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Author Madsen, Steven K.

Title Exploring desert stone : John N. Macomb's 1859 expedition to the canyonlands of the Colorado / Steven K. Madsen.

Imprint Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 2010.
Publication Info. 2010


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 273 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The story of the Macomb San Juan exploring expedition -- Organizing the expedition -- The expedition -- The expedition's aftermath -- The bones and the map -- Epilogue -- Selected documents of th San Juan exploring expedition -- The camps of the San Juan exploring expedition -- Diary of Charles H. Dimmock -- Topographical memoir of Charles H. Dimmock -- Abridged diary of John S. Newberry -- 1859 letters of John N. Macomb, Jr., to his wife -- Letters of John S. Newberry to Spencer F. Baird -- Letters of Frederick W. von Egloffstein to John N. Macomb, Jr.
Note Print version record.
Summary The confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers, now in Canyonlands National Park, near popular tourist destination Moab, still cannot be reached or viewed easily. Much of the surrounding region remained remote and rarely visited for decades after settlement of other parts of the West. The first U.S. government expedition to explore the canyon country and the Four Corners area was led by John Macomb of the army's topographical engineers. The soldiers and scientists followed in part the Old Spanish Trail, whose location they documented and verified. Seeking to find the confluence of the Colorado.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
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Language English.
Subject Macomb, J. N. (John N.), 1810 or 1811-1889 -- Travel -- Four Corners Region.
United States. Army. Corps of Topographical Engineers.
Macomb, J. N. (John N.), 1810 or 1811-1889 (OCoLC)fst01832095
United States. Army. Corps of Topographical Engineers. (OCoLC)fst00531525
Macomb, J. N. (John N.), 1810 or 11-1889 -- Travel -- Four Corners Region.
Geological surveys -- Four Corners Region -- History -- 19th century.
Geological surveys -- Four Corners Region -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Scientific expeditions -- Four Corners Region -- History -- 19th century.
Canyons -- Four Corners Region -- History -- 19th century.
Paleontology -- Four Corners Region -- History -- 19th century.
Four Corners Region -- Geography.
Four Corners Region -- Discovery and exploration.
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Discovery and exploration.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- 19th Century.
Canyons. (OCoLC)fst00846173
Discoveries in geography. (OCoLC)fst00894950
Geography. (OCoLC)fst00940469
Geological surveys. (OCoLC)fst00940600
Paleontology. (OCoLC)fst01051513
Scientific expeditions. (OCoLC)fst01108847
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
North America -- Colorado River. (OCoLC)fst01240026
United States -- Four Corners Region. (OCoLC)fst01239650
Colorado USA, Fluss
Old Spanish Trail
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Electronic book
Electronic books
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Sources. (OCoLC)fst01423900
Other Form: Print version: Madsen, Steven K. Exploring desert stone. Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 2010 9780874217070 (DLC) 2009031474 (OCoLC)429634784
ISBN 9780874217087 (electronic bk.)
0874217083 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000048837995
AU@ 000051362996
DEBSZ 397011598
GBVCP 1008655228
NZ1 14249708

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