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The oldest known photo taken in Arizona

Arizona (1871)

A geological expedition shows the beginning of a journey through Colorado from Camp Mojave, Arizona.

O’Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882, photographer.

The start from Camp Mojave, Arizona, September 15th, 1871.

Boat Expedition under Lieutenant Wheeler, the first and only one to ascend the Colorado through the Grand Cañon to mouth of Diamond Creek.

Distance travelled, 260 miles in 31 days, the boats often having to be portaged around rapids and drawn over rocks

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