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photo of Benjamin Aginiga Benjamin Aginiga worked for timber for many years in and around Flagstaff, AZ. He grew up in the area witnessing the many changes that have shaped the region: industry, diversity, culture, education and more.
photo of  Katharine  Bartlett Katharine Bartlett was one of the first four employees at the "new" Museum of Northern Arizona in 1930. She was a driving force in the growth and development of this major Arizona museum. Anthropologist, archaeologist, historian, archivist, librarian, and writer, she was a major contributor to the literature on Arizona's Native Americans, past and present.
Photo of Paul Begay Paul Begay was born to Gap-in-the-Rock Clan and for the Deer Water Clan around 1952 near Dinnebito Trading Post, Arizona. His grandparents are of the Bitter Water and Towering House clans. He is a Navajo lanaguage interptreter, lecturer and storyteller.
Photo of Vaydes Brueck Vaydes Brueck grew up on a homestead in Johnson Canyon, Utah, near Kanab. With her sister, Enid Supernaw, she tells stories of life in rural southern Utah offering a glimpse into a simpler time and place.
Photo of Georgie Clark Georgie Clark was the grand dame of the Grand Canyon. Her eventful life includes a bicycle trip from New York City to Los Angeles and flight school in preparation for service with the Ferry Command. She developed the art and science of rafting on big rapids and was a pioneer in commercial river running.
Photo of Horace Ekker Horace Ekker grew up in Hanksville, Utah, where he helped his father with their cattle ranch in his early days. At about 18 years of age he left to work for the Western Telegraph Company and then Utah Power & Light. He later returned to Hanksville to take up life as a miner working both gold and uranium mines.
Photo of David Estrella David Estrella is a native of Flagstaff, Arizona, and he grew up in the barrio immersed in family, friends and the rich latino culture. David, his father, his uncles and many of his cousins worked in the timber industry in northeast Arizona.
Photo of  Margarita Gomez Margarita Martinez de Gomez was born in Spain in 1909. With her mother and siblings, she immigrated to Flagstaff, Arizona, in 1920 to join her father who had established himself as a lumberman and sheep herder.
No photo availalbe for Evelyn Greene Evelyn Greene lived and worked on the Colorado Plateau most of her adult life. She and her husband worked in the toursism industry for most of that time and lived on the Navajo Reservation in north eastern Arizona for many years. The Greene's also played a major role in the early development of Page and Lake Powell.
No photo available for William Haldane W. E. Haldane came to the plateau in 1936 where his father worked as the superintendant of operations at the mill in Uruvan. Ev was a long time supporter and champion for the small mining operators in the area.
Photo of Heber Hall Heber Hall was born in Salt Gulch, Utah, to parents homesteading the wide open spaces of Boulder Mountain and the Aquarius Plateau. He grew up on a farm always seeking to learn and finding ways to further his education. He served in the U.S. armed forces during WWII and later worked with the Bureau of Indian Services.
Photo of Don Harris Laphene (Don) Harris and fellow expeditioners floated the Colorado River in 1938 in boats that were built by Don and Norm Nevills. That first river trip put river water in his blood and he stayed with it until 1985.
Photo of Dorothy Hunt Dorothy Hunt lived in nothern Arizona with her husband and son from 1946 to 1968 while working for the Fred Harvey Company. One of the famous "Harvey Girls", she waited on customers in the Bright Angel Lodge's dining room and tended bar at the Fred Harvey House in Winslow.
Photo fo Edward Johannsen Edward Johannsen came to the Colorado Plateau in 1939 and got into mining shortly thereafter. He was known for his ability to "clean up" worked mines removing additional valuable ore.
Photo of Leigh Kuwanwisiwma Leigh Kuwanwisiwma was born on the Hopi Reservation in 1950 and is a member of the Third Mesa Greasewood Clan. He worked two summers with other Hopi "hotshots" fighting forest fires in Idaho and Arizona.
photo of Martin Litton Martin Litton first floated the Grand Canyon in 1955 and has run the canyon nearly one hundred times since that first trip. He was a proponent for keeping the river as natural as possible. He was always interested and involved in matters relating to this region and the canyon and river he loved.
Photo of Bessie Mackelprang Bessie Mackelprang grew up during the Depression and spent several summers helping her father herd goats in the hills outside of Kanab, Utah. She later married and stayed in the area continuing to live and work in rural southern Utah.
Photo of Elizabeth Mayes Elizabeth Mayes was one of the first school teachers in Page, Arizona, and she helped to establish the first elementary school for the children of workers building the Glen Canyon Dam. After the completion of the dam she and her husband stayed in Page and made it their home.
Photo of Enid Supernaw Enid Supernaw grew up on a homestead in Johnson Canyon, Utah, near Kanab. With her sister, Enid Supernaw, she tells stories of life in rural southern Utah offering a glimpse into a simpler time and place.
Photo of Elmer Urban Elmer Urban was hired to help create and govern Page, Arizona, the new town built to house the workers building the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River just south of the Utah border. Beginning with an empty plateau in 1957 he helped build this now prosperous and thriving community.
Photo of John Williams John L. Williams came to the plateau after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, when he heard from a fellow serviceman that he could find work there. He was an experienced lumberjack and was hired immediately upon his arrival and in his own words he has "been here ever since."
Photo of Tex Worley Tex Worley grew up in Texas where he met and married his wife, Jessie. From 1932 until 1943, he worked at Grand Canyon National Park, where he was in charge of the Desert View District for a time. He completed his long career with the park service at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico.

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