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Looking Down Desha

The 1927 trip attempted to cross the Colorado River at the mouth of Forbidding Canyon, below its confluence with the San Juan River, but failed. In 1928 the Kluckohn party proceeded down the Desha drainage to the San Juan and crossed it there, then crossed the wedge of land separating the Colorado and San Juan, and proceeded down Cottonwood Creek to the Hole-in-the Rock crossing of the Colorado River made famous by Mormon pioneers in the winter of 1879-1880. This first Hanks' photograph was taken in 1927, the second in 1928 in nearly the same location.

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Near Rainbow City looking north (1927) -- Photographed by J.J. Hanks
NAU.PH.2005.3.1.9.26 (item number: 45564)




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Looking north down the Desha Creek Drainage, Henry Mountains
on the skyline (T.C. Hanks) (2005) -- Photographed by R.H. Webb (U.S.G.S.)

Stake# 4830




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Synthetic digital image locating this camera site by J.L. Blair and T.C. Hanks.




s4830_1928.jpg   s4830_2005c.jpg
19272005






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View across Desha Canyon to Wilson Mesa from road near Rainbow
City (1928) -- Photographed by J.J. Hanks

NAU.PH.2005.3.2.26.4 (item number: 45372)




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View across Desha Canyon to Wilson Mesa from road near Rainbow
City (2005) -- Photographed by R.H. Webb (U.S.G.S.)

Stake# 4829




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Synthetic digital image locating this camera site by J.L. Blair and T.C. Hanks.




45372.jpg   45372RP
19282005