Historic photo of a man and a horse posing in front of Rainbow Bridge. First photograph of Rainbow Bridge taken.
Professor Byron Cummings at Rainbow Bridge.

There are many stories associated with Rainbow Bridge. One of the most colorful is the actual discovery of the bridge by the Cummings-Douglass expedition. For an in-depth account of this discovery, follow the link to scholar Stephen Jett's fascinating article about the expedition.

Stephen Jett's The Great "Race" to "Discover" Rainbow Natural Bridge in 1909 (pdf file, 271kb)


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