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The Moqui Stage Road to Grand Canyon -
Virtual EDventures    NEW!

In 1903, two young girls traveled to Grand Canyon with their families. They rode from Flagstaff to the Canyon by stagecoach, stayed in the historic, long extinct Grand View Hotel and took a 3-day trip by burro into the Canyon with Captain John Hance, the Canyon’s first tour operator and renowned storyteller. Chris Wuehrmann, our trip leader, met these two girls when they were nearing 90 years of age during a Yavapai College program in 1981, when they shared their unique memories. With their childhood experience as inspiration, he re-creates their journey to the Canyon via the route of the Moqui Stage. The trip loops west of San Francisco Peaks through pine and aspen forest, then north through largely uninhabited ranch country to the little-known Grandview Entrance to Grand Canyon National Park. Follow along as he visits the South Rim sites of both John Hance’s compound and the Grand View Hotel, owned, and operated by Pete Berry. We will hear about their histories as miners and tour operators in the Grandview Point area, in addition to little-known histories of other Northern Arizona pioneers and places. The video link will be emailed upon registration.

  • The Moqui Stage Road to Grand Canyon -
    Virtual EDventures
  • Item: Moqui Stage
    Tuition: $25.00
    Days: Arr     Dates: 1/3/2024 - 1/3/2024
    Sessions: 90     Times: Arr      
    Room: Email Only     Building: Email       
    Enroll Min: 0    Enroll Max: 100
    Instructor: Rita & Chris Wuehrmann
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