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Famous names in Arizona: LDS settlers and the Colorado (access required)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) President Brigham Young’s vision of settling the West that began in the 1850s initially met with little success.

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Road conditions on the Grand Canyon stage route from Flagstaff to Grandview Point in 1909.

Promoting Tourist Travel in 1884 Northern Arizona

The following article appeared in the Weekly Champion, a Flagstaff newspaper, on March 22, 1884. Today’s reader may enjoy the flowery writing style of the time; may be curious as to why the route would travel so far to the west unless it was to reach the waters of the Colorado River instead of viewing the Canyon from the rim?