Overlooked Historical Figures in the CRB
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NameDate/Time PeriodClaim to FameWhat Did in CRBBioCitation
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George Gibson1890one of the two first black men to float the CRparticipant on Robert Brewster Stanton's expedition surveying river-level railroad route from Green River, UT thru GC"Stanton's long-time black servants... who were to act as cook and cook's helper"Lavender, River Runners of the Grand Canyon, p. 23-24
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Henry Richards1890one of the two first black men to float the CRparticipant on Robert Brewster Stanton's expedition surveying river-level railroad route thru GC; drowned in Mile 25 Rapid 16 July 1890"Stanton's long-time black servants... who were to act as cook and cook's helper"Lavender, River Runners of the Grand Canyon, p. 23-24
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Mae Schnurr 1930-1936Acting Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation under Elwood MeadSchnurr ran Reclamation when Mead was ill, traveling, or otherwise indisposed--essentially, she was the first woman to serve as commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation https://www.usbr.gov/history/CommissBios/schnurr.html
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Elzada Clover 1937ran botany expedition on Colorado; hired Norm Nevills to run expedition see Marsha Weisiger's work
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Lois Jotter1937Clover's assistantsee Marsha Weisiger's work
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Bus Hatch1920s-1960sone of first commercial guides; instrumental in defeat of Echo Park Dammy dissertation
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