Lt. Ives

The first man to explore the Grand Canyon didn’t think much of it. If only he could see it now.

In 1858, Lieutenant Ives took a 50 ft. steel steamboat, christened the Explorer, and steamed up the Colorado River. The journey was difficult and the poor Explorer kept running aground, but eventually Lieutenant Ives made it into the Grand Canyon. He explored the area on foot and eventually commented, “This region can only be approached(…)

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The first man to explore the Grand Canyon didn’t think much of it. If only he could see it now.

In 1858, Lieutenant Ives took a 50 ft. steel steamboat, christened the Explorer, and steamed up the Colorado River. The journey was difficult and the poor Explorer kept running aground, but eventually Lieutenant Ives made it into the Grand Canyon. He explored the area on foot and eventually commented, “This region can only be approached(…)

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