Daily Archives: 19 June 2015

Mounds & Monuments

Rainbow Bridge

Photo credit: Rainbow Bridge, by Eliot Porter

“On the walls, and back many miles into the country, numbers of monument-shaped buttes are observed.  So we have a curious ensemble of wonderful features — carved walls, royal arches, glens, alcove gulches, mounds and monuments.  From which of these features shall we select a name?  We decided to call it Glen Canyon.

John Wesley Powell, 1869