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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.


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

Letter from Michael J. Reardon to Carl T. Hayden, in agreement with Ralph Cameron, asserting that Bright Angel Trail should not be sold from Coconino County to the United States.

Contributors
Riordan, M. J., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-03-07

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

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 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

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

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

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

Contributors
The Coconino Sun
Created Date
1924-08-22

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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

Contributors
Cameron, Ralph H.
Created Date
1910-02-14

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 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 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 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

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

Speech by Representative Cramton in favor of the purchase of lands that contain Bright Angel Trail from Coconino County, and to eliminate private ownership of the trail.

Contributors
Cramton, Louis C.
Created Date
1924-03-03