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100 Years of Grand: The Grand Canyon Centennial Project


A digital archive celebrating the Centennial of the Grand Canyon National Park. A collaborative project of the Arizona State University Library, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University and the Grand Canyon National Park. Additional materials are available via the project website.


Article against the establishment of the Grand Canyon as a National Park citing the inability of the public to utilize the lands and the inefficiency of the government to properly care for the Canyon. Circa 1921-1924.

Letter from Joseph J. Cotter to Carl Hayden detailing the approximate amount of patented land within the proposed borders of the national park. Thomas J. Croaff is mentioned in his belief that he owns half the land in the proposed area; however, Joseph J. Cotter disputes this claim. Ralph Cameron's mining interests in the park are also mentioned. Circa 1917.

Contributors
Cotter, Joseph J., Hayden, Carl T.

Letter from David Babbitt supporting the establishment of a post office in the Grand Canyon National Park.

Contributors
Babbitt, David, Cameron, Ralph H.
Created Date
1926-02-27

Article detailing Senator Ralph Cameron's attempt to purchase parts of the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Cameron, Ralph H., The Nation
Created Date
1925-10-28

Letter to Carl Hayden, possibly from Jack E. Gavin, detailing a trip to Flagstaff and Winslow to gauge his political popularity. Several mentions of his opponent Senator Ralph T. Cameron.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-07-12

Letter from Carl Hayden to Fred S. Breen regarding Yaki Point, the sale of Bright Angel Trail and the building of a road between Maine and the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Breen, Fred S.
Created Date
1924-12-16

Letter from Fred Breen to Carl Hayden regarding the sale of Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Breen, Fred S., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-12-07

Rebuttal to the editoral published in the Coconino Sun attacking Ralph Cameron.

Contributors
Miami Daily Silver Belt
Created Date
1924-10-25

Letter from J. E. Gavin to Louis C. Cramton regarding the Bright Angel Trail controversy, including newspaper clipping.

Contributors
Gavin, J. E., Cramton, Louis C.
Created Date
1924-09-04

Editoral attacking Senator Ralph Cameron for attempting to buy Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
The Coconino Sun
Created Date
1924-08-22