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click to enlarge (front to back) Lawren Carter, Stephanie Shum, and Avi Roque

(front to back) Lawren Carter, Stephanie Shum, and Avi Roque

MICHAEL BROSILOW

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 12 2017
Price: $38
In 1869 a one-armed Civil War veteran named John Wesley Powell led a party of explorers down the Green and Colorado Rivers, traversing what Powell would later tag the Grand Canyon. Never mind that the local Paiutes already had their own, way better name for the place—"Mountain Lying Down"—the trip was a big deal from a manifest-destiny point of view: the first time white men of European heritage had laid eyes on and mapped out that particular stretch of geological magnificence. Continue reading >>
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