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" We have an unknown distance yet to run; an unknown river yet to explore. What falls there are, we know not ; what rocks beset the channel, we know not ; what walls rise over the river, we know not. Ah, well! we may conjecture many things. The men talk... "
History's Great Untold Stories: Obscure Events of Lasting Importance - Page 204
by Joseph Cummins - 2006 - 367 pages
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Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries: Explored ...

Smithsonian Institution, John Wesley Powell - 1875 - 291 pages
...or lost among the boulders. We have an unknown distance yet to run; an unknown river yet to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset...not; what walls rise over the river, we know not. Ah, well! we may conjecture many things. The men talk as cheerfully as ever; jests are bandied about...
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Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries: Explored ...

1875 - 291 pages
...or lost among the boulders. We have an unknown distance yet to run; an unknown river yet to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset...not; what walls rise over the river, we know not. Ah, well! we may conjecture many things. The men talk as cheerfully as ever; jests are bandied about...
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Everyday Science

1898 - 251 pages
...or lost among the bowlders. We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river yet to explore. What falls there are we know not ; what rocks beset...not ; what walls rise over the river we know not. Ah, well, we may conjecture many things. The men talk as cheerfully as ever ; jests are bandied about...
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In & Around the Grand Canyon: The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona

George Wharton James - 1900 - 341 pages
...often ere the end of his thrilling experiences was reached. " An unknown river we have yet to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset...not. What walls rise over the river, we know not. The water is swift, the walls rise from the very edge of the river. They are composed of tiers of irregular...
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The Romance of the Colorado River: The Story of Its Discovery in 1540, with ...

Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh - 1902 - 399 pages
...terrible passage. Powell says: "We have an unknown distance yet to run ; an unknown river yet to explore. What falls there are we know not; what rocks beset...not; what walls rise over the river, we know not. . . . The men talk as cheerfully as ever; jests are bandied about freely this morning; but to me the...
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Modern Achievement, Volume 8

1902
...or lost among the bowlders. We have an unknown distance yet to run; an unknown river yet to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset...not; what walls rise over the river, we know not. Ah, well! we may con122 jecture many things. The men talk as cheerfully as ever; jests are bandied...
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Explorers

George Iles - 1902 - 171 pages
...or lost among the boulders. We have an unknown distance yet to run; an unknown river yet to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset...not; what walls rise over the river, we know not. Ah, well ! we may conjecture many things. The men talk as cheerfully as ever; jests are bandied out...
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Pioneers of the Rocky Mountains and the West

Charles Alexander McMurry - 1904 - 248 pages
...lost among the boulders. We have an unknown distance yet to run ; an unknown river yet to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset...not ; what walls rise over the river, we know not. Ah, well ! we may conjecture many things. The men talk as cheerfully as ever, jests are bandied about...
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First Through the Grand Canyon

John Wesley Powell - 1915 - 320 pages
...or lost among the boulders. We have an unknown distance yet to run; an unknown river yet to explore. What falls there are, we know not ; what rocks beset...not ; what walls rise over the river, we know not. Ah, well! we may conjecture many things. The men talk as cheerfully as ever; jests are bandied about...
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The Colorado River, Yesterday, To-day and To-morrow

Lewis Ransome Freeman - 1923 - 451 pages
...brooding near him as he wrote: "We have an unknown distance yet to run; an unknown river yet to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset...not; what walls rise over the river, we know not. Ah, well! we may conjecture many things. The men talk as cheerfully as ever; jests are bandied about...
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