Powell, John Wesley
|born on||24 March 1834 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )|
|Place||Mount Morris, New York, 42n44, 77w52|
|Timezone||LMT m77w52 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||03°38' 26°26 Asc. 03°25'|
American scientist, geologist and surveyor. An authority on irrigation, he is remembered for his classification of American languages and his surveys of the Rocky Mountain region. He became the Director of the Bureau of Ethnology in 1879 and of the Geological Survey by 1881.
Powell was a Major in the Union Army during the Civil War. On May 24, 1869, the one-armed war hero led an expedition of ten men in four boats on a hazardous trip of 1,000 miles, through the Grand Canyon, Three of the men died en route. Powell died 9/23/1902 Haven, ME.
Sabian Symbols No.773
- Vocation : Engineer : Civil (Surveyor)
- Vocation : Military : Military service (Civil War Major)
- Vocation : Science : Geology (Geologist)
- Notable : Book Collection : American Book