The Grand Canyon of Arizona: How to See It

The Grand Canyon of Arizona: How to See It

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The Grand Canyon of Arizona: How to See It

The Grand Canyon of Arizona: How to See It

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Upwards of ten years ago I sat on the south rim of the Grand Canyon and wrote "In and Around the Grand Canyon." In that book I included much that more than a decade of wandering up and down the trails of this great abyss had taught me. At that time the only accommodations for sightseers were stage lines or private conveyance from Flagstaff and Ash Fork, and, on arrival at the Canyon, the crude hotel-camps at Hance's, Grand View, Bright Angel, and Bass's. The railway north from Williams was being built. Everything was crude and primitive.

Now the railway is completed and has become an integral part of the great Santa Fe System, with at least two trains a day each way carrying Pullman sleepers, chair cars and coaches. At Bright Angel, where the railway deposits its passengers at the rim of the Canyon, stands El Tovar Hotel, erected by the railway company at a cost of over a quarter of a million dollars, which is equipped and conducted by Fred Harvey. Yet El Tovar is more like a country club than a hotel, in many respects, and, to that extent, is better.

New roads and trails have been opened up, and further provision made for the entertainment of travelers visiting the Canyon. Hence, for several years, there has been a growing demand for a revision of "In and Around the Grand Canyon" that should bring it up to date and include all this additional matter. Instead of a revision, I decided to write practically a new book, presenting in another form all the needful information contained in the earlier work, as well as giving in extended detail all the . . .

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