Free Lecture “Paving the Way to Zion” on Thursday, June 20 at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale
Contact: Aly Baltrus, 435-772-0160
Author John Clark will be presenting “Paving the Way to Zion” on June 20, 2013 at 7:30 pm at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale as a part of the Zion Canyon Field Institute’s Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series. The lecture is free and open to the public. Join John Clark, artist and author of “Opening Zion,” as he uncovers the fascinating history of early tourism in Zion National Park. When Zion Canyon became a national monument in 1909, few people knew of its existence. To encourage tourism, the railroad industry, automobile enthusiasts, and the government blazed trails, built accommodations, and published articles to draw people to this remote and spectacular canyon. In a few short years, tourists responded by the thousands following the path paved by Zion’s publicity pioneers.