Phil Roberts Presents “John Wesley Powell’s Arid Lands Report”

Phil Roberts Presents “John Wesley Powell’s Arid Lands Report”

ROCK SPRINGS– Western Wyoming Community College’s Department of Anthropology and History hosts Dr. Phil Roberts as he presents “John Wesley Powell’s Arid Lands Report” on March 21 at 7 pm in room 1302.

In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of John Wesley Powell’s 1869 Geographic Expedition, which embarked from Green River Station, Dr. Roberts – Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Wyoming – will speak on the importance of Powell’s expedition, and his Arid Land Report.

“John Wesley Powell is one of those unique and dynamic figures in our state’s history. In many ways, his explorations and geological observations liberally helped to put Wyoming and the American West on the national map in the late nineteenth century,” Dr. Mark A. Neels, Assistant Professor of History said.

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“Dr. Roberts, one of our state’s greatest historians, is well suited to speak on this subject; and what better time for this presentation than the 150th anniversary of Powell’s expedition?”

This event is sponsored by Western Wyoming Community College’s Anthropology and History Department and The Outlaw Inn.

The event is free and open to the public. The community is encouraged to attend. For more information please contact Dr. Mark Neels, at or visit the Mustang Connections app at