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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 1926


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

Contributors
Arthur, Chester A.
Created Date
1882-03-31

Letter from Gifford Pinchot to John H. Page denying his request to build a railway on the rim of the Grand Canyon for the Canyon Copper Company.

Contributors
Pinchot, Gifford, Page, John H.
Created Date
1909-11-01

Letter from John H. Page regarding his right to build a railway between Grand Canyon Station and the Canyon Copper Company's mines and hotel.

Contributors
Page, John H., Forester, Forester
Created Date
1910-08-09

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 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 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 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
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Color map of the Grand Canyon National Park proposed boundaries with animal habitat zones identified for deer, mountain lion and mountain sheep.

Contributors
United States Department of Agriculture
Created Date
1917

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 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

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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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
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Map of Grand Canyon National Park with hand-colored boundary lines, includes water tank locations.

Created Date
1925

Letter from P. J. Moran to Carl T. Hayden inquiring when construction will begin on the approach road to Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Moran, P. J., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-04-08

Letter from L. S. Williams to Carl Hayden about visiting Mr. Buggeln to discuss proposed park boundary changes.

Contributors
Williams, L. S., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-04-20

Letter from Carl Hayden to L. S. Williams about the potential to expand the park boundaries.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Williams, L. S.
Created Date
1925-04-24

Letter from J. R. Eakin to Arthur C. Ringland about the alignment of 40 acres near the Buggeln ranch.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., Ringland, Arthur C.
Created Date
1925-09-11

Letter (copy) from J. R. Eakin to Arthur C. Ringland about the alignment of 40 acres near the Buggeln ranch.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., Ringland, Arthur C.
Created Date
1925-09-11
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Map of Proposed Boundary Changes to Grand Canyon National Park.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
Created Date
1925-10-19

Press release announcing boundary adjustments for Grand Canyon National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rainier National Park and Sequoia National Park.

Created Date
1925-10-31

Letter from J. R. Eaking to the National Park Service director about changes to the Grand Canyon National Park boundaries, and access to water near the Buggeln property on Desert View road.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1925-11-24

Letter from Herbert Babbitt to Carl T. Hayden about grazing cattle in the park boundaries.

Contributors
Babbitt, Herbert, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-12-02

Letter from Carl T. Hayden to J. B. Rickel concerning proposed changes to Grand Canyon National Park boundaries.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Rickel, J. B.
Created Date
1926-03-18

Letter from Carl T. Hayden to J. R. Eakin regarding changes to the Grand Canyon National Park boundaries and the purchase of lands from William Randolph Hearst.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Eakin, J. R.
Created Date
1926-03-30

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.

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

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Grand Canyon Village to Rowe's Well Road. Circa 1935.

Contributors
Hamilton, Ed
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Map of Kaibab National Forest with information about tours and drives in the park. Circa 1940.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
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Color outline map of Grand Canyon National Park. Circa 1930.

Contributors
Peabody, Henry G., United States Geological Survey
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Map of proposed addition to Grand Canyon National Park Boundaries Circa 1932.

Contributors
United States National Park Service