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Wed, July 08

'Grand Canyon's Tusayan Village' available now

The cover for Grand Canyon's Tusayan Village

The cover for Grand Canyon's Tusayan Village

"Grand Canyon's Tusayan Village" is now available through Arcadia Publishing, as part of their wildly popular Images of America series. Tusayan details the intriguing history of the small community located on the doorstep of the Grand Canyon National Park, from its earliest history with the noble Havasupai people to its current incarnation as a hub for visitors flocking in and out of the famed South Rim.

This book marks my second for Arcadia Publishing; the first being the story of Williams, located about 50 miles south of Tusayan, though both communities carry with them their own unique sense of individuality. It's always nice to find others who share an appreciation for the real stories that help shape the history of a particular area.

At signings, I get a chance to meet those with a fascination for a certain geographical location. Often those people have spent a great deal of time in the location in question, leading to a desire to know a little more than they did before.

During a recent signing at Coyote Kid in Williams, hosted by the Besler family, I met a number of these people. My thanks to the Beslers and all of those who came out to the event. Labor Day weekend marks the last of the summer visitors to the area and those visitors were certainly in evidence last Saturday, as were the rugged Cowboy entertainers and ample sunshine. Thanks also to the Grand Canyon News and Ryan Williams for a nice write-up on the book.

Next Saturday I will sign copies of Tusayan at the IMAX Theater in Tusayan, located along Highway 64 near the entrance to the national park. The signing will begin at 1 p.m. for those interested in attending. I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

Grand Canyon's Tusayan Village is available on, Barnes and, on Arcadia Publishing's website and at a number of retail book stores in northern Arizona and other locations, including Colors of the West and the IMAX National Geographic Visitors Center in Tusayan.

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