Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery

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One of the most historically significant places at the Grand Canyon, yet one of the least known, is the Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery. Very few national parks have an active burial ground, but the pioneers who rest here represent all walks of life throughout the canyon's history. Pioneer Cemetery is the final resting place for miners, businessmen, park superintendents, rangers, mule wranglers, and even some local characters. Legendary residents of the Grand Canyon, including John Hance, Pete Berry, Ralph Cameron, William Wallace Bass, and the Kolb brothers are also buried onsite, secluded in a beautiful grove of pine trees. It is an area of the Grand Canyon that is seldom written about or discussed.
ISBN: 9781467132237
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Arizona
Series: Images of America
Images: 207
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
This book pays tribute to these pioneer men and women who heard the call of the canyon and stayed on. Arizona historian Parker Anderson, author of Arcadia Publishing's Cemeteries of Yavapai County and coauthor of The Elks Opera House, has gathered together many historical photographs on the lives and gravesites of those buried here. He believes this book to be a valuable historical record that any admirer of the Grand Canyon will want to read.
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