River of Iron: Dreams of a Grand Canyon Railroad (2000)

Genres - History, Travel  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Vehicles & Transportation, Social History  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis

Author N. Scott Momaday hosts this chronicle of a Colorado River rafting expedition through the Grand Canyon that retraces a trek made in 1889 by engineer Robert Brewster Stanton. Stanton's purpose: to survey the land for a proposed rail line through the canyon (it was to have run from Grand Junction, Colo., to the Pacific). Included: excerpts from Stanton's diary and photographs taken by Stanton and members of his expedition.

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adventurer, expedition, exploration, canyon, rafting, railroad, river, re-enactment