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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.


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  • Public
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Date Range
1914 1936


Letter from The Camp Fire Club of America urging Carl Hayden to introduce a bill that would grant National Park status to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Gaines, John W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1914-12-04

Letter from Carl Hayden to the Flagstaff Board of Trade concerning a resolution passed to change the Grand Canyon from a monument to a National Park. Hayden expresses interest in the idea while taking care to protect the water power and mineral resources that are derived from the canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Borg, Willis E.
Created Date
1915-01-03

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden requesting a meeting at his camp to discuss the proposed park boundaries when he is attending the Arizona Good Roads Association conference.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1915-10-09

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass informing Bass that he will not be able to go north to attend the Arizona Good Roads Association conference; however, he assures Bass that his rights as a land owner and miner will be protected.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1915-10-12

Letter from Franklin K. Lane to Carl T. Hayden expressing his support for bill S.390 in establishing the Grand Canyon as a National Park.

Contributors
Lane, Franklin K., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1916-02-26

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass asking his opinion on the proposed boundaries of the National Park. GC National Park written on the letter in red pencil.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1916-03-17

Letter from T. E. Pollock to Carl Hayden expressing his dissatisfaction with the proposed boundaries in the national park bill.

Contributors
Pollock, T. E., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1916-04-13

Letter from C. D. Dawson to Carl Hayden urging him to consider the rights of miners and farmers when drawing up the boundaries for the proposed park.

Contributors
Dawson, C. D., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1916-04-18

Letter from Carl Hayden to Tom L. Rees detailing Rees opposition to the establishment of the Grand Canyon as a National Park. Hayden states that he is waiting on a response from Mr. Woolfolk regarding the matter.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Rees, Tom L.
Created Date
1916-05-25

Letter from Governor George W. P. Hunt to Carl Hayden expressing his support for legislation that would grant National Park status to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hunt, George W. P, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1916-05-25

Letter from T. E. Pollock to Carl Hayden asking his opinion on the proposed boundary lines.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Pollock, T. E.
Created Date
1916-05-25

Letter from C. T. Woolfolk to Carl Hayden expressing his support for the national park bill.

Contributors
Woolfolk, C.T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-01-06

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass asking his opinion on the proposed boundaries of the National Park. GC Natl Park written on the letter in blue pencil.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1917-01-27

Letter from Carl Hayden to Hugh E. Campbell with an enclosed outline map of the proposed boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Campbell, Hugh E.
Created Date
1917-01-27

Letter from L. J. O'Reilly to Carl Hayden on behalf of William Randolph Hearst regarding his land ownership within the proposed Grand Canyon boundaries.

Contributors
O'Reilly, L. J., Hearst, W.R.
Created Date
1917-02-03

Newspaper article outlining plans for the development of the Grand Canyon into a national park including the building of roads and railways for easier access. The article mentions that grazing, mining, and the development of water power will still be in effect.

Contributors
Tombstone Prospector
Created Date
1917-02-03

Letter from John Page to Carl Hayden concerning the future of property ownership within the proposed boundaries of the national park.

Contributors
Page, John H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-03

Letter from attorney Thomas J. Croff to Carl Hayden informing him of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad company's ownership of land inside the proposed national park boundaries.

Contributors
Croaff, Thomas J., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-06

Letter from Carl Hayden to John H. Page asking his opinion on the proposed national park bill. W.R. Hearst's name and property rights are mentioned.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Page, John H.
Created Date
1917-02-07

Letter from Harold Greene to Carl Hayden regarding the proposed boundaries for the national park bill.

Contributors
Greene, Harold, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-09

Letter from L. S. Williams to Carl Hayden stating there should be no objection to Saginaw and Manistee Lumber Company having their timber contract extended as it is greatly favored.

Contributors
Williams, L. S., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-10

Letter from C. H. Gensler expressing concern on behalf of the Havasupai Tribe regarding the proposed park boundaries.

Contributors
Gensler, C. H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-12

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden stating his vehement opposition to the National Park bill. Bass's concerns include a monopoly by the Santa Fe Railway and a clash between the Native Americans and the Department of the Interior.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-12

Letter from Carl Hayden to L. L. Ferrall on the favorable conditions for creating a national park and the prospect of the United States entering WW I.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Ferrall, L. L.
Created Date
1917-02-13

Letter from Grand Canyon Postmaster L. L. Ferrall to Carl Hayden regarding the proposed national park bill. Ferrall states that nearly all those who live in the canyon are against it as it gives a monopoly to the railway and hopes that the bill does not start "a war" for Arizona.

Contributors
Ferrall, L. L., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-13

Letter from Bernie Zachau to Carl Hayden regarding water power in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Zachau, Bernie, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-17

Report to accompany S 8250. Calendar No.967; 64th Congress 2nd Session

Contributors
Myers, H. L.
Created Date
1917-02-20

Letter from L. S. Williams to Carl Hayden suggesting a boundary amendment to the national park bill.

Contributors
Williams, L. S., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-22

Letter from Carl Hayden to C. T. Woolfolk thanking him for his support on the proposed bill. Hayden writes that the bill will not be introduced into the current session of Congress as any new legislation would be impossible to pass, but he is optimistic over the bill's future.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Woolfolk, C. T.
Created Date
1917-02-23

Letter from Carl Hayden to Harold Greene regarding the progress of the national park bill.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Greene, Harold
Created Date
1917-02-24

Letter from Carl Hayden to Joseph J. Cotter regarding suggestions on the proposed national park bill.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Cotter, Joseph J.
Created Date
1917-02-26

Letter from Carl Hayden to C. H. Gensler informing him of the proposed Grand Canyon National Park bill.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Gensler, C. H.
Created Date
1917-02-26

Letter from Joseph J. Cotter to Carl Hayden regarding the use of water power and summer homes in the proposed park boundaries.

Contributors
Cotter, Joseph J., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-03-03

Letter from Carl Hayden to L. S. Williams informing the Saginaw and Manistee Lumber Company that a bill extending the timber cutting rights in the Canyon did not pass in Congress.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Williams, L. S.
Created Date
1917-03-07

Establishment of Grand Canyon National Park

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Johns, A.A.
Created Date
1917-03-09

Letter from Carl Hayden to Bernie Zachau regarding the national park bill with an enclosed copy of the National Park Service Act.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Zachau, Bernie
Created Date
1917-03-09

Letter from Carl Hayden to C. H. Gensler informing him of a trip to the Grand Canyon to discuss the Havasupai Tribe grazing lands.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Gensler, C. H.
Created Date
1917-03-09

Telegram from C. H. Gensler to Carl Hayden arranging a meeting in Hilltop, Arizona.

Contributors
Gensler, C. H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-03-09

Letter from Joseph J. Cotter to Carl Hayden providing a rebuttal to W. W. Bass' objections to the Grand Canyon National Park Bill.

Contributors
Cotter, Joseph J., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-03-19

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass soliciting his opinion on the proposed national park bill.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1917-04-07

Letter from C. H. Gensler to Carl Hayden asking for a meeting in regards to the Havasupai pasture land in light of the national park bill.

Contributors
Gensler, C. H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-04-18

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden concerning the mining of asbestos in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-04-30

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass informing him of the favorable opinion towards a national park bill.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1917-05-07

Letter from Carl Hayden to H. F. Robinson with attached notes from W. W. Bass and C. H. Gensler. Hayden solitices advice concerning the Havasupai Tribe needs for grazing and access to natural resources.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Robinson, H.F.
Created Date
1917-06-08

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass concerning the passing of the national park bill. Hayden states that he will try to make the bill as advantageous to Arizona miners and farmers as possible, but the land will either remain as a national monument or become a national park. A postscript is added concerning the land allocated for the Havasupai Tribe.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1917-06-28

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden lamenting the new regulations placed on his business.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-07-03

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden protesting the development of the Grand Canyon into a National Park based on the grounds that the canyon belongs to the people of Arizona and not the federal government. Newspaper clipping of an opinion piece placed in a Wickenburg newspaper by Bass is included.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-07-16

Letter from A. F. Potter to Carl Hayden regarding W. W. Bass's livery permit. Bass's fee to maintain the roads has been reduced to $50 per year, but he will still need to keep his business at least a hundred feet from the Grand Canyon rim so as not to disturb visitors.

Contributors
Potter, A. F., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-08-03

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass informing him that his contribution for maintaining the roads at the Grand Canyon has been reduced to $50 per year. Hayden also notes that no further action on national park status will be taken until December 1917 during the regular session of congress.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1917-08-11

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden urging him to visit the Grand Canyon in order to see what effect the National Park bill would have on the farmers and miners of the Grand Canyon. Bass urges Hayden to "correct a threatening evil" and the monopoly such a proposal would give to the Santa Fe Railway line, includes newspaper clipping.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-09-22

Letter from John Page to Carl T. Hayden regarding a conversation conducted at Hotel Adams in Phoenix. Page states his concern over the national park bill in reference to his mining company.

Contributors
Page, John H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-11-21

Letter from Ralph H. Cameron asking to speak to Carl Hayden concerning a matter relevant to the bill granting National Park status to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Cameron, Ralph H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-12-04

Letter from Carl Hayden to Ralph H. Cameron responding favorably to a request to meet in regards to the bill granting National Park status to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Cameron, Ralph H.
Created Date
1917-12-07

Letter from Ralph H. Cameron to Carl Hayden requesting a delay on the introduction of the Grand Canyon bill until he can meet with himself and Senator Ashurst in Washington.

Contributors
Cameron, Ralph H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-12-08

Letter from John H. Page to Carl T. Hayden regarding his company's rights to build a railway if they choose to.

Contributors
Page, John H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-12-19

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden regarding the right to his property.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-01-13

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden opposing the Grand Canyon National Park bill in its current form.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-03-04

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden opposing the Grand Canyon National Park bill in its current form.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-03-08

Letter from Ralph H. Cameron to Carl Hayden thanking him for forwarding Senate Bill No. 390 with the report of March 31st, 1918, and expressing interest in their upcoming meeting in Washington.

Contributors
Cameron, Ralph H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-03-25

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass on the recent amendments made to the national park bill.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1918-03-26

Letter from L. B. Williams to Carl Hayden regarding W. W. Bass' resistance to the park bill.

Contributors
Williams, L.B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-03-29

Letter from Stephen T. Mather to Carl Hayden with markup of bill S 390 for the proposed National Park.

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-03-29

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden arguing for a delay in the national park bill proceedings.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-04-07

Letter from W. W. Bass to Harry Welch protesting the proposed national park bill.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Welch, Harry
Created Date
1918-04-09

Letter from Harry Welch to Carl Hayden enclosing W. W. Bass' letter of protest against the proposed national park bill.

Contributors
Welch, Harry, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-04-13

Letter from Carl Hayden to Governor George W. P. Hunt asking the governor to submit the idea of a national park near the rim of the Grand Canyon to the state legislature during the special session. Hayden mentions the state of Arizona would be charged about $28,800 for the land at $1.25 an acre. W. W. Bass and Bass Camp are also included in the letter.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Hunt, George W. P.
Created Date
1918-04-18

Letter from Carl Hayden to George W. P. Hunt outlining the proposed national park boundaries and the cost of a township if the state of Arizona decided to acquire one on the rim of the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Hunt, George W. P.
Created Date
1918-04-19

Letter from George Otis Smith, U.S. Geological Survey to Carl Hayden regarding asbestos mining prospects in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Smith, George Otis, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-04-23

Letter from Carl Hayden to George Otis Smith asking his advice regarding the mining of asbestos deposits in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Smith, George Otih
Created Date
1918-04-25

Letter from Carl Hayden to L. B. Williams concerning the proposed township in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Williams, L. S.
Created Date
1918-04-26

Letter from George Otis Smith to Carl Hayden regarding mining rights in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Smith, George Otis, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-05-01

Letter from Thomas Henry Cureton to Carl Hayden expressing a lack of interest in establishing the Grand Canyon as a national park.

Contributors
Cureton, T. H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-05-01

Letter from Charles H. Akers to Carl Hayden expressing his support for the National Park bill.

Contributors
Akers, Charles H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-05-21

Letter from Carl Hayden to C. H. Akers on the opposition to the Grand Canyon bill from A. A. Johns, J. W. Sullivan, Jesse Hoyce, T. E. Cureton, and Hugh Campbell. Hayden mentions his failure to contact the governor before the present special session, but expresses hope of the legislature passing a memorial on the subject.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Akers, Charles H.
Created Date
1918-05-28

Letter to Carl T. Hayden regarding a water-power bill in effect for the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Finney, Finney, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-06-26

Letter from Carl Hayden to Stephen T. Mather regarding certain amendments to the national park bill. Rights regarding the Havasupai Tribe are mentioned.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mather, Stephen
Created Date
1918-07-03

Letter from Stephen T. Mather to Carl Hayden regarding amendments to the national park bill including Mather's approval of the Secretary of the Interior granting railroads rights of way.

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-07-09

Letter from Carl T. Hayden to C. H. Gensler, Havasupai Indian Reservation, regarding Hualapai and Cataract Canyons geography.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Gensler, C. H.
Created Date
1918-07-19

Letter from Henry Graves to Carl T. Hayden regarding the land ownership and grazing rights of the Havasupai.

Contributors
Graves, Henry S., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-07-29

Letter from C. H. Gensler, Havasupai Agency to Carl Hayden regarding boundary lines.

Contributors
Gensler, C. H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-07-30

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden on the proposed park boundaries which he deems "outrageous' and the effect such a bill could have on Hayden's reelection chances.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-09-21

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden requesting the boundaries of the park be reconsidered as a large portion of the land is suitable for mining and farming.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-09-22

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden written on Bass Camps and Trails stationary. Bass urges Hayden to consider the implications to his farming and mining rights if the bill is passed.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-10-07

Report to accompany S 390. HR. 65th Congress, 2nd Session Rpt 832. House of Representatives bill for the formation of Grand Canyon National Park with requested amendments.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-10-18

Letter to W. W. Bass from Carl Hayden's secretary informing him of a vote on the national park bill will not be held until December.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-10-21

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden opposing the Grand Canyon National Park bill in its current form.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1919-01-27

Letter from Sanford Rowe and W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden requesting a re-examination on the proposed park boundaries as they are disadvantageous to current land owners surrounding the canyon.

Contributors
Rowe, Sanford, Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1919-02-12

Letter from Carl Hayden to L. H. McEllherren detailing the funeral of Hon. M. P. Kinkaid, Chairman of the Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands as well as Hayden's travel plans for the summer.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mcellherren, L. H.
Created Date
1922-07-07
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Carl Hayden's party of three women and 12 men pose on the edge of the Grand Canyon.

Created Date
1922-08-01

Letter from F. R. Goodman to Carl Hayden expressing Coconino County's interest in handing over Bright Angel Trail to the government provided a sufficient amount of money is appropriated to build a road from Maine to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Goodman, Frank R., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1922-11-22

Letter from Carl Hayden to Stephen Mather regarding Coconino County's willingness to dispose of Bright Angel Trail as long as the funds acquired would go to building a road between Old Trails Highway at Maine to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1922-11-28

Letter from E. C. Finney to Carl Hayden regarding the cost of the Bright Angel Trail and an improved road between the town of Maine and the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Finney, E. C., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1922-12-06

Letter from Carl Hayden to F. R. Goodman regarding the construction of new roads.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Goodman, Frank R.
Created Date
1922-12-15

Letter from Field Assistant Horace M. Albright to Carl Hayden requesting letters to be drafted in regards to the grazing of sheep and cattle on national park lands. Bankhead and Henderson are singled out as not keeping to their permit restrictions.

Contributors
Albright, Horace M., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-04-06

Letter from Carl Hayden to Bankhead and Henderson informing the company that their sheep can continue to graze inside the national park boundaries for the year 1923 as long as they obey the permit rules. Hayden issues a warning that at a certain point no cattle or sheep will be allowed to graze inside the park.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bankhead and Henderson
Created Date
1923-04-09

Letter from George W. Kimball to Carl Hayden with an enclosed map detailing the cattle and sheep allotments on the portion of the Tusyan Forest next to the Grand Canyon. Listed are names of permit holders in both stock and allotment that are most likely to trespass into the park. The names are: W. F. Griffin, W. W. Bass, H. R. Lauzon, Swanner and Griffin, Bankhead and Henderson, Martin Buggeln, Babbitt Brothers, Sanford Rowe, and P. D. Berry.

Contributors
Kimball, George W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-04-10

Letter from Carl Hayden to George Kimball regarding the grazing rights of Bankhead and Henderson.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Kimball, George W.
Created Date
1923-04-20

Letter from Nathan Bankhead to Carl Hayden concerning his sheep and the accusations of Horace M. Albright.

Contributors
Bankhead, Nathan, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-04-21

Letter from Horace M. Albright to Carl Hayden requesting a formal submission from Coconino County concerning the Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Albright, Horace M., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-05-02

Letter from Carl Hayden to George C. Bolton on behalf of Bankhead and Henderson in regards to their sheep grazing permit.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bolton, George C.
Created Date
1923-05-12