Arizona delivers big when it comes to historic sites and opportunities to take a step back in time. We share information about the many national monuments that commemorate and showcase historically significant sites, including cliff dwellings, pueblos, fossils and petrified forests, trading posts, mines and ghost towns, and more.
Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter was a woman who knew what she wanted. And anyone who's had the pleasure of gazing out over the Grand Canyon from Lookout Studio or taken a load off their feet at Hermits Rest should thank her for it.
A mid-air collision occurred on June 30, 1956 when a United Airlines Douglas DC-7 struck a Trans World Airlines Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation over the Grand Canyon in Arizona
Inspired by the book, Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon, Kenneth Field and Damien Saunder created a map of more than 770 unfortunate events.
Estimates stated that the cave held 100,000 tons of guano with a net worth of $12 to $15 million as fertilizer. Read about elaborate schemes to mine the cave.
Edward Dolnick's book details John Wesley Powellâ€™s expedition down the Colorado River from notes, journals, interviews and factual info from research.
The first people to come to sightsee were transcontinental travelers, who disembarked in Williams or Flagstaff and came to the canyon via stagecoach
Nine sites located along or just above the Colorado River were excavated over a period of 136 gritty days in the field between 2007-2009.
On October 9, 2012 Arizona fish and wildlife officials caught a fish thought to be extinct in the Grand Canyon area. This razorback sucker was the first of its kind to be obtained in more than 20 years.
The four boats used on the 1869 Powell expedition were made of oak and pine and poorly suited for running Grand Canyon rapids.
The Harvey Girls "well groomed and carefully trained young women in spotless, white and black uniforms" worked for Fred Harvey at his chain of restaurants in the late 1800s.
Considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the canyon stretches an impressive 227 miles long and averages over ten miles wide.
Creating Grand Canyon National Forest
Woodrow Wilson Signs Grand Canyon Park into Law
They couldn't get enough of the Grand Canyon. Read about the early explorers and fanatics that passionately forged great adventures out in the wild canyon.
Until January 20, 1969 the Grand Canyon was not fully safe from flooding and becoming another major man made lake in Arizona.
Study by the Univ. of CO and the CA Institute of Technology aims to debunk previous research that the canyon is only five to 6 million years old.
The Canyon's natural beauty was under attack from developers, miners and ranchers. Jan 11, 1908, Roosevelt stopped them by establishing a national monument.
In the Grand Canyon, 296 miles of the Colorado River runs free, largely because of Martin Litton. He was a Grand Canyon river runner and environmental activist.
Honeymooners Lost in Grand Canyon
Learning about names is a fun way to discover some of the history of the area, so check it out.
The Colorado River had many names before it became the "Colorado" River.
Visit these parks on your way to Grand Canyon.
Running the treacherous Colorado River in 1869 would be one of many historic firsts for explorer and scientist John Wesley Powell.
The story of the complex character behind Lee's Ferry in the Grand Canyon and his part in killing 120 people