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Lecture: John Wesley Powell at 150: Looking Back, Looking Forward

October 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm



Zion National Park Forever Project and Glen Canyon Conservancy present “John Wesley Powell at 150: Looking Back, Looking Forward” by author Christa Sadler, at the Kanab Public Library (374 N. Main St in Kanab) on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. This lecture is free and open to the public.


John Wesley Powell was an American original. He recognized the inherent limitations of the West’s geography and climate like few others of his time. On the 150th anniversary of his first voyage down the Green and Colorado rivers, water managers, historians, politicians, and citizens are taking a new look at the vision he presented for settlement of the West. Join author and river guide Christa Sadler as we look at Powell’s life and ideas—and ask if his vision can help guide the West into a future with less water and more uncertainty.


As a rafting guide on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon and elsewhere in the region, Christa Sadler has called the rivers of the Colorado River Basin home for more than three decades. She holds a Masters Degree in Earth sciences and paleontology from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelors Degree in physical anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. Christa has been writing and teaching in the landscapes shaped by the Colorado River since 1988 and has published several books and articles about the region. She can be contacted at www.thisearthpress.com.


This lecture is part of the Zion National Park Forever Project’s programming celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the designation of Zion as a national park in 1919.


This Zion National Park Forever Project lecture is part of the Fern and J. L. Crawford Lecture  Series, a collaborative presentation of the Forever Project,  the Division of Resource Management in Zion National Park, and the Glen Canyon Conservancy. For more information please call 435-772-3264. Lectures are free and open to the public.


The Zion National Park Forever Project is the official non-profit partner of Zion National Park.


October 25, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Kanab Public Library
374 N. Main St
Kanab, UT United States
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