Date

Jan 20 2021
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Time

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Bill Harrison Presentation & Lunch “Grand Canyon Railroad, The Little Train that Delivers the World to the Grand Canyon””

“Grand Canyon Railroad, The Little Train that Delivers the World to the Grand Canyon”
There was a time when the Grand Canyon was a natural oddity known only to Native Americans, courageous explorers, solitary prospectors and intrepid tourists. That all changed in 1901 when the Grand Canyon Railroad delivered the first passengers to the South Rim of the canyon. Presidents, kings, movie stars and millions of visitors would soon follow! This is the remarkable story of the tenacious people, monumental trials and tribulations and the epic triumphs that eventually brought a train to the Grand Canyon. From its early years of transporting mineral ore and livestock, to the present-day nostalgic journey to the heart of the canyon, the Grand Canyon Railroad has enchanted millions of people from around the world. This is also the fascinating story of El Tovar, the majestic hotel built by the Fred Harvey Company on the lip of the Grand Canyon. For more than 100 years, El Tovar has provided train passengers with exceptional service and first-class accommodations at one of the most spectacular and unforgettable locations on Earth. Before the program we will enjoy Chicken Salad Croissants, chips, with dessert. Sign up by January 17. Tickets are $10