Grand Canyon
Administrative History
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Cover (HTML)

Contents/List of Illustrations (PDF)

Preface (PDF)

Acknowledgments (PDF)

Chapter One: (PDF)
Becoming a National Park, 1882-1919

Chapter Two: (PDF)
Foundations, 1919-1929

Chapter Three: (PDF)
Ironic Golden Years, 1930-1941

Chapter Four: (PDF)
World War and Its Wake, 1942-1955

Chapter Five: (PDF)
Infrastructural Last Hurrah, 1956-1975

Chapter Six: (PDF)
An End to Consensus, 1976-1999

Chapter Seven: (PDF)
Upshots and Prognosis

Appendix 1: (PDF)
Visitation Statistics

Appendix 2: (PDF)
Park Superintendents

Endnotes (PDF)

Index (PDF)

Front cover: Tour cars bumper-to-bumper from the Fred Harvey Garage to the El Tovar Hotel, ca.1923. Traffic congestion has steadily worsened at Grand Canyon Village since the automobile became park visitors' vehicle of choice in the mid-1920s.GRCA 3552; Fred Harvey Company photo.

Inset front cover photo: Ranger Perry Brown collects a one dollar "automobile permit" fee at the South Rim,1931.GRCA 30.

Grand Canyon Association
P.O. Box 399
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Grand Canyon Association is a non-profit organization. All proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to support the educational goals of Grand Canyon National Park.

Copyright © 2000 by Grand Canyon Association. All rights reserved.
Monograph Number 11

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Anderson, Michael F.
Polishing the jewel : an adminstrative history of Grand Canyon National Park/by Michael F. Anderson
p. cm. -- (Monograph / Grand Canyon Association ; no. 11)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-938216-72-4
1. Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.)--Management-History. 2.Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.)--History. 3. United States. National Park Service-History. I. Title. II. Monograph (Grand Canyon Association) ; no. 11.
F788 .A524 2000

Edited by L. Greer Price and Faith Marcovecchio
Designed by Kim Buchheit, Dena Dierker and Ron Short
Cover designed by Ron Short

Last Updated: 01-Jun-2002