E. D. WOOLLEY: “FATHER OF TOURISM” A Visionary for Southern Utah and the Arizona Strip

  • Family History Center, 20 West Main Street, (Corner of Center & Main) Kanab, Utah
Presented By: Professor Val Rust

Join UCLA Professor Val D. Rust to learn the fascinating story about the life and works of Edwin Dilworth Woolley Jr., who organized the Grand Canyon Transportation Company, developed the first trail to Phantom Ranch from the North Rim, built a tram across the Colorado River, sponsored the first guided tours of the Kaibab region, led the first automobile caravan from Salt Lake City to the North Rim and established the first tourist hotel in Kanab. His efforts were crucial in getting the Grand Canyon named as a National Game Preserve, a National Monument, and a National Park. E. D. Woolley arrived in Kane County in 1882 and served as its Mormon Kanab Stake President from 1884-1910.

For additional information about this event:

Event Contact Name: Val D. Rust

Event Contact Phone: 949-551-9751

Event Contact Email: valdrust@gseis.ucla.edu

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