Exploring Desert Stone: John N. Macomb's 1859 Expedition to the Canyonlands of the Colorado

By Madsen, Steven K.

ISBN 9780874217070

Price $36.95

The soldiers and scientists followed in part the Old Spanish Trail, whose location they documented and verified. Seeking to find the confluence of the Colorado and the Green and looking for alternative routes into Utah, which was of particular interest in the wake of the Utah War, they produced a substantial documentary record, most of which is published for the first time in this volume. Theirs is also the first detailed map of the region, and it is published in "Exploring Desert Stone," as well.