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19th Century explorer John Wesley Powell was the leader of the first expedition on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 1869. John Wesley Powell made dozens of journeys into the most obscure regions of the American West in the course of his distinguished career as a geologist, ethnographer, and social planner. John Wesley Powell will be portrayed by the noted historical performer and humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson in this gathering on May 7, 2015 at 6pm in the CMU University Center Ballroom.

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Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to this event, the Water Center is no longer accepting pre-registrations. You are still welcome to come, but please be aware that it may be a standing-room-only situation, and we are not able to guarantee free drinks to additional attendees.



This event is organized by the Water Center at Colorado Mesa University and is made possible by a generous donation from Chevron.