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Grand Canyon Turns 100 in 2019

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Did you know that the Grand Canyon is turning 100 years old in 2019?  The Grand Canyon was officially made a National Park on February 26, 1919. In honor of the centennial, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and Grand Canyon National Park have partnered to produce “100 Years of Grand” – a centennial project […]

Impressions of The Grand Canyon From the Private Guest Book of John Hance

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  Personal Impressions of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado is a book collected and compiled by GK Woods of the personal impressions left by Captain John Hance’s guests during the 1890s.  It was published for GK Woods, Flagstaff, Arizona Territory by the Whitaker & Ray Company of San Francisco in 1899.  The book is particularly […]

Life Magazine Infamous Lava Falls Photograph

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The above photo, which has shown up in numerous books, on countless walls, and more recently on the internet comes from a special double issue of Life Magazine showcasing their photo contest of 1970. The issue was published on Christmas Day 1970. The photographer is Kenneth Klementis who was awarded a $5000 prize for winning […]

Fred Harvey’s Hermit Camp

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Today at the office, we were looking at an old softcover book published by the Fred Harvey company called “The Story of the Grand Canyon.” The book was originally published in 1917, but our copy is a tenth edition published in 1926. On the cover of the book is a drawing of the old Hermit […]


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