The date March 12, 1909 is an important one in the history of the folklore about the Grand Canyon. This was the date that an article came out in the Arizona Republic about a very interesting discovery by an explorer named G.E. Kinkaid . This man was born in Idaho, and came to Arizona to explore, like so many have since his time.
At the turn of the century, there were no Grand Canyon tours that made some of the journeys here more accessible, and those who came were on a more stolid mission. There was the lure of the unknown, of adventure, and a little danger.… Read the rest