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Glen Canyon: A River Guide Remembers

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Presented by Epicenter at John Wesley Powell River History Museum, Green River UT

May 04 2018
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Mar 30 2019
Glen Canyon: A River Guide Remembers

Iconic Utah outfitter Ken Sleight and a team of Glen Canyon curators open the archives to create a museum exhibit: Glen Canyon: A River Guide Remembers.

…Carved walls, royal arches, glens, alcove gulches, mounds and monuments. From which of these features shall we select a name? We decide to call it Glen Canyon. —-John Wesley Powell, August 3, 1869.

Iconic Utah outfitter Ken Sleight began his river-guiding career in Glen Canyon during the mid-1950s, just as the Glen Canyon Dam blueprints jumped from the drawing board to remote desert terrain. The pulse of the Colorado River through the canyon would soon be halted by a cement wall and Glen

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1765 East Main Street, Green River, UT 84525

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