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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.

Date Range
1882 1935

Document outlining Senator Hayden's proposal for national park status. Addresses the issue of miner's and land owner's rights while touting the benefits of tourism. Circa 1915.

Possible press release from Carl Hayden detailing the Grand Canyon National Park bill. Circa 1916.

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.

Tombstone Prospector
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Executive order revoking the sale and settlement of land bordering Cataract Creek for the Havasupai Tribe.

Arthur, Chester A.
Created Date

Amendments to the bill establishing the Grand Canyon a National Monument. Circa 1908.

Typescript draft of Bill H.R. 20819 to provide for the construction of roads and other permanent improvements at or near the Grand Canyon. The sum of $110,000 dollars is to be appropriated for the project under the direction of the Secretary of Agriculture.

Cameron, Ralph H.
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Amendment to the national park bill granting the Secretary of the Interior permission to lease land not exceeding 100 acres. Circa 1917.