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Author Adams, Eilean, 1923-

Title Hell or high water : James White's disputed passage through Grand Canyon, 1867 / Eilean Adams
Published Logan : Utah State University Press, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (220 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Contents List of Illustrations; Introduction; Prologue; 1 Callville; 2 Who Was James White?; 3 White's War; 4 The Road to Gold; 5 The Rescue; 6 Downriver Crier; 7 The News Spreads East; 8 General Palmer and the Railroad Survey; 9 Dr. Parry's Report; 10 Major Calhoun's Version; 11 Major Powell; 12 On the Road Again; 13 Powell's Conquest of the Grand Canyon; 14 Enter Robert Brewster Stanton; 15 Senate Document No. 42; 16 Battle of The Trail; 17 The White Family and Dock Marston; 18 Grand Canyon History: Discoveries and Rediscoveries; 19 Bob Euler and Square One; 20 In James White's Footsteps
Summary Although John Wesley Powell and party are usually given credit for the first river descent through the Grand Canyon, the ghost of James White has haunted those claims. White was a Colorado prospector, who, almost two years before Powell's journey, washed up on a makeshift raft at Callville, Nevada
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-217) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject White, James, 1837-1927 -- Travel -- Arizona -- Grand Canyon.
White, James, 1837-1927 -- Travel -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
Gold miners -- Colorado -- Biography.
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Description and travel.
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Discovery and exploration.
Grand Canyon (Ariz.) -- Description and travel.
Grand Canyon (Ariz.) -- Discovery and exploration.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001004262
ISBN 0874214653 (electronic bk.)
9780874214659 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)