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The Colorado River is formed by the junction of the Grand and Green (Chapter I, pg. 18)

All round the margin of the valley of the Little Colorado, on the side next to the Zuni Plateau and on the side next to the San Francisco Plateau, every creek and every brook runs into a beautiful canyon. The down in the valley there are stretches of desert covered with sage and grease wood (Chapter II, pg. 45)

Green River has its source in Fremont's Peak, high up in the Wind River Mountains among glacial lakes and mountain cascades. This is the real source of the Colorado River, and it stands in strange contrast with the mouth of that stream where it pours into the Gulf of California. The general course of the river is from north to south and from great altitudes to the level of the sea (Chapter III, pg...

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