By Richard A. Bartlett

After the Civil battle, 4 geological and geographical surveys, later referred to as the good Surveys, Undertook the big job of checking out what lay west of the hundredth meridian within the large American desert. events led via Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden, physician became geologist, Clarence King, aristocrat and highbrow, John Wesley Powell, conqueror of the Colorado River, and Lieutenant George M. Wheeler, made up our minds army guy and scientist, roamed over the wild nation throughout the years 1867-79, looking at, interpreting, mapping, and on the finish of every season, returning to Washington to post their results.

For the 1st time in publication shape, Richard A. Bartlett has recreated for the reader the hardships, either actual and monetary, the discoveries, and the excessive adventures of the daring, headstrong, and infrequently really good males of the good Surveys as they climbed the Rockies, explored the Yellowstone, or battled the Colorado.

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