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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.


Subject
Date Range
1882 1940


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Black and white print with members of the Luhrs family. Typescript annotation, "July 17th, 1914. Going down Bright Angel Canyon of Arizona, Those on the mules, from bottom up: unknown, unknown, Ella Luhrs, Emma Luhrs, George H. N. Luhrs, unknown, Roger Hunt, George Luhrs Jr., Catherine Margarita 'Gretchen' (Mrs Geo H. N.) Luhrs standing beside George Luhrs Jr.". Beside the trail, a sign displays, "Photo by Kolb Brothers".

Contributors
Kolb Bros.
Created Date
1914-07-17

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 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

Pamphlet containing descriptions of the Grand Canyon and Cataract Canon. Prices for stage fare, meals, and rooms are also included. Circa 1907.

Contributors
Bass, W. W.

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 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 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 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 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

Brochure promoting train tours with schedules. Includes black and white images of the canyon.

Contributors
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Created Date
1939-05-29

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
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Mounted black and white photograph with a typescript annotation, "July 17 1914. Making the trip down Bright Angel trail at the Grand Canyon of Arizona on mules. Left to right: George H. N. Luhrs, Jr., unknown, George H. N. Luhrs, Emma Luhrs, Ella Luhrs. Bright Angel Trail to the Colorado River, at bottom on canyon".

Created Date
1914-07-17
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Black and white print of the Grand Canyon with a typescript annotation, "July 17, 1914. Grand Canyon Arizona. On the left side you can see some of the mules taking people down the Bright Angel Trail to the bottom of the Canyon.

Created Date
1914-07-17
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Black and white mounted print of people on horseback riding away from the camera; railroad tracks are visible in the foreground. Handwritten annotation "President Roosevelt and party setting out to see Canon.

Created Date
1903-05-06

Souvenir reprint of an article published in the Fine Arts Journal: Devoted to the Fine and Decorative Arts Home Building and Adornment, in which an artist recounts her visit to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Stevens, Nina Spalding, Fine Arts Journal, Chicago, Ill.
Created Date
1911-02

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 A. F. Potter to John H. Page referring his request to build a railway to the District Forester at Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Contributors
Potter, A. F., Page, John H.
Created Date
1910-08-15

Letter from A. F. Potter to Carl T. Hayden describing John H. Page's request to build a railway for the Canyon Copper Company as "impractical".

Contributors
Potter, A. F., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-01-10
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The Peach family on a wagon trip. Circa 1906.

Contributors
Slaughter, Edith Peach

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