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Grand Canyon National Park celebrates its Centennial in 2019. In this episode Bryan speaks with Park Ranger Perri Spreiser about modern history of the Grand Canyon. Ranger Perri shares stories from Spanish explorers arriving at the Grand Canyon in search of gold to it becoming a tourist destination as well as plans for the next 100 years. This is episode number 8.5, the fifth episode in our series on Grand Canyon National Park.

Discussion includes the following: 

· Spanish Coronado exploration of 1540 in search of gold (2:01)

· Explorers return to the Grand Canyon and the Powell expedition of 1869 (7:16)

· Grand Canyon as a destination (8:50)

· The creation of the park we see today – the Fred Harvey Company and architect Mary Colter (10:40)

· Honeymooners on the Colorado River (14:50)

· Grand Canyon National Park celebrates its Centennial (17:01)

· Ranger Perri shares what is most special for her at the Grand Canyon  (19:29)


Coronado Expedition

Explorers and the Powell Expedition

Grand Canyon Railway: Train from Williams to South Rim

Xanterra: Our Fred Harvey Legacy



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