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by C. Gregory Crampton (P0197)

Glen Canyon dam was authorized in 1957 and the Bureau of Reclamation quickly asked archeologists, historians, and other scholars to survey the many resources that would be covered by Lake Powell. Dr. C. Gregory Crampton was a professor of history at the University of Utah when he was asked to conduct the historical salvage survey of Glen Canyon. Under Dr. Crampton's direction, students mapped, photographed, and cataloged the hundreds of historical sites that are now forever flooded by Lake Powell. The slides in this exhibit were selected from Dr. Crampton's personal favorites, but are only a small fraction of the thousands of photographs and slides in his collection in the Special Collections Department, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. For more information about the Crampton photograph collection, see the following: C. Gregory Crampton Collection, P0197. For more about Glen Canyon, see this guide

Inscription Rock

Inscription Rock, East Hole-in-the-Rock. September, 1960.

Cliffs Hall's Crossing

Cliffs just above Hall's Crossing at sunset. September, 1960.

Sunset from camp

Sunset from camp, Mile 76.4, downstream. September, 1960.


Grainery near Salierds(?) Trail. August 9, 1961.

W.S. Rust inscription

W.S. Rust's inscription at Hall's Crossing. September, 1960.


Defiance House at Forgotten Canyon. July, 1967


Dungeon Canyon, tributary of Glen Canyon,
Mile 57. June 26, 1958.

davis gulch

Davis Gulch pictographs. July, 1967

hidden passage

Hidden Passage. 1959.


Dungeon Canyon. September, 1961.


Tapestry Wall Looking Upstream. September, 1960.


Upstream to Hidden Passage,
Mile 75.9. August 10, 1962.


Cave above Camel(?) Bar. September, 1961.


Navajo Mountain from Colorado River, Mile 72. September, 1960.

Colorado River

Break on the Colorado River.

Lee's Ferry

Lee's Ferry. 1967


Escalante River. 1963.

Olympia Bar

Olympia Bar Water Wheel. May, 1961.

Glen Canyon

Glen Canyon, Upstream at Hole-in-the-Rock. May 27, 1962.


Confluence of the San Juan and Colorado Rivers. February 27, 1963.