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Historic Tour - just above the mouth of Kanab Canyon

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Just above the mouth of Kanab Canyon. September 1872. The Powell Expedition stopped at Kanab Creek on September 7th. Kanab Creek drains into the Colorado from the north just over 143 miles downstream from Lees Ferry. Considering river conditions, the condition of the crew, worries of Indian troubles, and lack of supplies, Powell chose to end the river expedition and continue overland. The boats were abandoned at the river. Jack Hillers and Clem Powell would stick behind a couple days taking photographs of lower Kanab Canyon before heading north to join the others at Kanab, Utah.


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