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From left: first female Grand Canyon park ranger Pauline Patraw; Hopi artisan Nampeyo; botanist and Colorado River runner Elzada Clover; architect Mary Jane Elizabeth Colter; actress and Glen Canyon activist Katie Lee and Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Christine Lehnertz. (Photos/NPS and NAU Cline Library Archive)

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While America's wild places were once thought of as a man's world, one of the West's most iconic landscapes has been home to some remarkable women, many of whom were the first to make their mark on both the Grand Canyon and its namesake national park.

By Erin Ford March 20, 2018