Grand Canyon's Tusayan Village

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With the glamorous Grand Canyon as its backyard, Tusayan has a fascinating history. Dedicated just one year after the Grand Canyon National Park, the village of Tusayan had its humble beginnings in 1920 as a small sheep ranch operated by the Hull brothers. Tusayan quickly became a hub for the millions of travelers who made their way to the Grand Canyon each year. The two areas share a mutual school, a health care center, and other amenities. Other pioneers, such as R. P. Thurston, helped ensure the area's longevity with the addition of Highway 64 through the center of the village and the arrival of the Grand Canyon Airport, making Tusayan one of the most visited little towns in northern Arizona.
ISBN: 9780738578903
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Arizona
Series: Images of America
Images: 183
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In Images of America: Grand Canyon's Tusayan Village, author Patrick Whitehurst draws from a number of private collections, the National Park Service and Forest Service archives, as well as from other collections, including the Grand Canyon chapter of the American Legion, to detail the rise of a small village into the popular attraction it is today.
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