If you’re a map nerd, this is really cool. And if you’re a canyon nerd, you’re probably already a map nerd.
Scandals and screw-ups: The sticky history of Grand Canyon stamps
Grand Canyon stamps have some pretty interesting stories behind them. FDR’s Postmaster General ignited a Depression-era scandal with national park stamps. A 1948 stamp depicting a figure from Grand Canyon’s local history had Teddy Roosevelt fans crying foul. And in 2000, after a hundred-million screwed up stamps had been trashed, the final product still came out wrong.
The Hance Guestbook: The pursuit of happiness (and a few personal favorites)
The last in a five-part series of posts — some of my favorite quotes from 19th-Century tourists who wrote in John Hance’s guestbook.
The Hance Guestbook: In praise of John Hance and his tall tales
Hance’s tall tales are legendary, and we know from his guests that his stories were well received.
The Hance Guestbook: Reverence and the inadequacy of language
Poetically inclined Grand Canyon visitors piled on the superlatives. Others wrote of their inability to find proper words.