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    greenchiledem, RiveroftheWest

    well, in this case, sure. Why not? I know I worked up a rough draft somewhere on this fabulous story. . .of irony. . .and I think it can be told in one or two diaries. While I admire Stanton, I have to say the "Unsinkable Molly," who was married to Frank Brown, did the right thing by sailing on the Titanic, while he, himself, bought it at Soap Creek, the rapid, or was that Badger (both in Marble Canyon?). Anyway, he figured if Powell and his men could do the deed, then he and his boys, who left from Green River, UTAH, not Wyoming, could easily map a railroad line, of all things, at the bottom of the Grand Canyon (again, of all things), and that way save lots of money shipping coal to the LA Basin, which was Brown's intent. Imagine: a train pulling coal cars puffing smoke and making noise through the riverine corridor and saving Frank money doing it!!! See what I mean. . .a fabulous story. And this guy was dressed to the 9s, even took his own personal cook along, who, sadly, was another victim who drowned in the rapids, and the same with Hansborough, a very competent shipwright who ended up buying his life there, too. Give me some time and I'll see what I can do for you Western history buffs that enjoy a good story. This one's even better. Incidentally, Powell had his right arm, part of it, maimed in battle, and somewhat useless, while Stanton was born with a crippled left arm. Both men are heroic and Stanton, you might recall, designed such marvels as the Devil's Loop Bridge, in Georgetown, Colorado, where I used to live for a time. Anyway, as always, wynative, I thank you and others for the support given on this Powell diaries. They were a lot of fun working up and posting.

    Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

    by richholtzin on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 06:20:15 PM PST

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