1540 While searching for the fabled “golden” cities, Garcia Lopez de

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1540 While searching for the fabled “golden” cities, Garcia Lopez de

1540
While
searching
for
the
fabled
“golden”
cities,
Garcia
Lopez
de
Cardenas,
a
Spanish
soldier,
became
the
first
European
known
to
reach
what
is
now
called
Grand
Canyon.
1905
El
Tovar
Hotel
is
completed
at
the
edge
of
the
canyon.
This
modern
facility
encouraged
tourism
at
Grand
Canyon.
1919
Grand
Canyon
becomes
a
national
park.
Over
44,000
people
visited
during
the
year.
1901
The
Santa
Fe
Railroad
begins
service
between
Williams
and
the
South
Rim.
Grand
Canyon
Village
begins
to
take
shape.
1902
Photographers
Ellsworth
and
Emery
Kolb
set
up
their
studio
on
Grand
Canyon’s
South
Rim.
They
were
known
for
taking
daring
photographs
at
the
canyon.
1869
Major
John
Wesley
Powell,
a
geologist
and
explorer,
launches
an
expedition
to
explore
the
canyon
by
floating
down
the
Colorado
River.
Major
Powell
liked
to
sit
in
a
chair
tied
to
his
boat!
2000
B.C.E.
Early
hunting
and
gathering
people
leave
rock
art
and
split
twig
figurines
in
caves
as
they
follow
game
animals.
0
–
700
C.E.
Small
groups
of
people
begin
building
villages
in
and
around
Grand
Canyon.
These
people
are
known
as
Ancestral
Pueblo
peoples
(formerly
Anasazi).
Only
the
ruins
of
their
villages
remain.
1100
C.E.
The
Hopi
village
of
Oraibi
was
established.
Oraibi
may
be
the
oldest
continuously
inhabited
settlement
in
the
United
States.
Oraibi
consists
of
a
large
complex
of
adobe
buildings.
1905
Architect
Mary
Jane
Colter,
an
employee
of
the
Fred
Harvey
company,
decorates
the
interior
of
the
El
Tovar
hotel.
1974
Summer
shuttle
bus
service
begins
in
order
to
get
rid
of
traffic
jams
on
the
South
Rim.
1891
Louis
Boucher,
known
as
“the
Hermit”
because
he
isn’t
very
sociable,
discovers
copper
near
the
Colorado
River.
He
builds
a
trail
from
the
rim
to
his
mine
and
constructs
tourist
cabins
near
the
river
over
a
period
of
many
years.
What
might
his
equipment
looked
like?