double clickPoint Hansbrough - A Prominent Hairpin in the Grand Canyon
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Point Hansbrough

Mile 44 - Point Hansbrough

The river makes a large bend here and immediately cuts back to the direction it came from, isolating a prominent point on the inside of the bend. This point holds the name of Peter Hanborough of the Brown/Stanton Expedition of 1889. The next year in 1890, Stanton was back on the river again. This time he traveled with better equipment and a refreshed crew, with the goal to finish the survey work that had begun the year before. Hansbrough’s remains were discovered on the beach at the apex of the point, recognizable only by the boots the skeleton was wearing. Hansbrough drowned in the river during the railroad survey expedition of 1889, below 25 Mile Rapid.

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The lower Grand Canyon, as traveled by Western's 3 or 4 day expedition begins at Whitmore Wash (mile 188) and finishes at Lake Mead (mile 277).

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