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Born: March 24, 1834

Died: September 23, 1902 (aged 68)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Explorer

Bio: John Wesley Powell was a U.S. soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. He is famous for the 1869 Powell Geographic Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers that included the first known passage through the Grand Canyon.

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