Category: Historic Site

Grand Canyon Village Historic District

Grand Canyon Village Historic District

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 In 1901, rail service to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.  A fine train station and fancy hotel were built.  With these developments, the South Rim Village began to grow to meet visitor demand.  The rest is history - Arizona State University Nature, Culture and History website. The Village area, shown … Continue reading Grand Canyon Village Historic District

Death Valley National Park – Furnace Creek

Death Valley National Park – Furnace Creek

Saturday, October 5, 2019 It was lunchtime when we pulled into Furnace Creek, the main development inside Death Valley National Park. Wanting to eat in a restaurant, we looked for the most audacious hotel entrance we could find.  That would be the entrance above.  Through the double doors and into the lobby, the hotel desk … Continue reading Death Valley National Park – Furnace Creek

Fort Stevens State Park

Fort Stevens State Park

Monday, September 16 Through Thursday, September 19, 2019 The drive from Pacific Beach State Park to Fort Stevens State Park was mostly routine until Linda was told the US-101 Astoria-Megler Bridge crossing the Columbia River was one of those high scary bridges.  Not only that, winds along the Columbia can be epic.  Remember the story of Gregg … Continue reading Fort Stevens State Park