October 25 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

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.

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

PRESENTER: Christa Sadler, author and educator. As a rafting guide on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon and elsewhere in the region, Christa 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

LOCATION: Kanab Public Library (374 N. Main St.) Kanab, Utah

DATE: October 25, 2019

TIME: 7:30 pm


Where Kanab Public Library, Kanab, UT
October 25
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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