On the morning of June 30, 1956, two airliners took off from Los Angeles International Airport, both aircraft were modern airliners for the time, and flown by experienced crew. But neither would make it to their destination.
Students lead a parade through the back streets of Williams in the 1940s.
On this week in 1929, a dedication ceremony officially opened the Grand Canyon Bridge at Marble Canyon.
Santa Fe Workers prepare a float for a parade in Williams circa 1930s. Alfonso G. Martinez, a railway worker, is second from the right. (
An employee works the counter at the Bright Angel Soda Fountain in 1959.
A couple poses with their vehicle following a wreck on Ash Fork Hill circa 1947.
Hallie Daggett, the first female fire lookout with her horse and dog, Eddy.
The Drum Majorette in 1950 was Marjorie McDowell.
On the north side of the Colorado River, between the Black Bridge and the mouth of Bright Angel Canyon, the gravesite of Rees Griffiths can be found by hikers, and many wonder of his story.
The Chimney, Ooo-Ahh Point, Windy Ridge, the Red & Whites, the Tip-Off, the Train Wreck. For those who know and love the Kaibab Trail, the recitation of these names conjures up images that are the stuff of longing, wonder and enchantment.
Trails leading into the canyon have a way of giving folks a false sense of security.
The Grand Canyon Airport near Tusayan, Arizona. Sight-seeing tours of the Grand Canyon were conducted from the location and continue from there today.
The 1921 bridge danced in the winds that regularly came roaring through the inner gorge and on at least one occasion it was reported to have capsized.
The fire also damaged adjacent businesses.
CHINO VALLEY - It’s the aging, run-down but still-standing little stone building that every Chino Valley resident sees while traveling down Highway 89.
Out of the past: Road cave-in Route 66 between Ash Fork and Williams
Upon impact all the locomotives derailed in addition to a passenger car and ten baggage cars.
The presentation will feature information about Chino Valley's Fred Harvey Farm (1909-1956).
Out of the past: Children at Elephant Rocks in Williams circa 1926
Out of the past: Train wreck east of Williams 1926
Out of the past: Christmas in Williams 1925
A group of skiers on the San Francisco Peaks. The first ski routes were blazed on the San Fransico Peaks in the late 1930s. Photo circa 1950.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — At the intersection of Third Street and Bill Williams Avenue, a pressed concrete structure was erected in 1912 and has held its place as cornerstone of Williams, Arizona.