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Historic Tour - Outlet of Surprise Valley

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Outlet of Surprise Valley 10 miles above the mouth of Kanab. September 7, 1872. This photo is of Deer Creek Falls about 2 miles downstream from Tapeats Creek. Powell passed the falls after dinner on August 23, 1869. In his river journal he wrote, "Just after dinner we pass a stream on the right which leaps into the Colorado by a direct fall of more than 100 feet. On the rocks in the cave-like chamber are ferns, with delicate fronds and enameled stocks." This photograph was taken during the Second Expedition, the last day on the river for the Second Expedition.


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