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May 2 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

2019 is the 150th anniversary of John Wesley Powell’s first expedition through the canyons of the Colorado River. Powell recognized inherent problems in our vision of settlement of the West more than a century ago, and his prescient ideas may help guide us into the future. Join author and river guide Christa Sadler as she discusses John Wesley Powell the man, the scientist, the explorer, and the visionary policy maker from her new book The Colorado, about the human relationship with the Colorado River Basin.

TOPIC: Seeing Things Whole: John Wesley Powell and an Understanding of the American West

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 www.thisearthpress.com.

LOCATION: Electric Theater, St. George, Utah)

DATE: May 2, 2019

TIME: 7:30 pm


May 2
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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