Jackson, Ohio: Grand Canyon Guy's Little Rock House

John Wesley Powell grew up in Jackson, became famous exploring the Grand Canyon, and was long dead when this little house was built in his memory out of odd, inscribed rocks.
202 E. Main St., Jackson, OH
Downtown, on the north side of Hwy 93/E. Main St., between Broadway and Portsmouth Sts.
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Little Rock House.

Grand Canyon Guy's Little Rock House

202 Main st. - John Wesley Powell Memorial on Google Maps.

[Stephen Francia, 04/21/2020]

Powell Memorial.

John Wesley Powell Memorial

Childhood home of the first explorer of the Grand Canyon.

[Sharon, 08/23/2015]

Powell spent his youth in Jackson, but the Powell Memorial is not his boyhood home. It was built in the 1930s of stones and slabs donated by various "tribes" of the Improved Order of Red Men, a fraternal organization (of white men) that felt inspired by the famous 19th century explorer.

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