History Comes Alive at Grand Canyon

Seven individuals from Grand Canyon's past playing cards.

Some of Grand Canyon's historical figures brought to life by park rangers.

NPS photo by William Joye

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"When most people think of the Grand Canyon, they are focused on the spectacular geologic landscape," says Judy Hellmich-Bryan, the park's Chief of Interpretation, "but the Grand Canyon has a rich human history, as well. From Native Americans to conservationists, explorers and businessmen to families and trend-setting architects, people just like you and me built the foundation of today's Grand Canyon Village."

Rangers participating in "Echoes from the Canyon" brought to life some of the historic figures who made Grand Canyon National Park what it is today. Visitors met these characters during a walk from Verkamp's Visitor Center to Kolb Studio, passing through the historic Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim.  

Tours departed from Verkamp's at 8:00, 8:20, 8:40 and 9:00 p.m. Tickets were required, but the event was free of charge and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each tour group was able to accommodate up to 60 people.

For information on Grand Canyon National Park and how to plan your Grand Canyon adventure, visit us on the web at www.nps.gov/grca