Tourism

Built in 1890, Bucky O'Neill Cabin is the oldest surviving structure on the South Rim

Built in 1890, Bucky O'Neill Cabin is the oldest surviving structure on the South Rim

Before long, increasing numbers of people were coming to the Grand Canyon to see it, not to exploit it. The miners quickly found that guiding these dudes was far more profitable than mining. The first rim hotel was soon built near Grandview Point, and Hance built rustic accommodations for his clients at the mouth of Red Canyon on the Colorado River. Bass guided tourists on his Bass Trail to the North Rim, crossing the river on a ferry at low water and on a tram cable at high water.

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