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Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
September 11, 2014 M. Timothy Nolting   
On May 24, 1869 Major John Wesley Powell, along with nine other adventurous men, launched four specially designed boats into the waters of the Green River and began a four-month long expedition into the unexplored Grand Canyon. Sixteen days into the journey, the most serious mishap of the entire expedition occurred. Oramel Howland, piloting one of the four boats, ‘No Name,’ missed Powell’s command to go ashore and was caught up in a series of vio...

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