This Is What Visiting The Grand Canyon Looked Like 100 Years Ago

I’ve always had an affinity for old photos. There’s something about seeing history lived in the moment decades ago, complete with period clothing, actions that may seem too formal for today’s standards, and even a few moments that have you wondering what they were thinking. Here’s a look at some photos from the Grand Canyon’s expansive photo collection, which you can also view online. Enjoy!

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Wow, that was pretty amazing, especially when you consider how much has changed in the last century. But what’s equally incredible is how much has stayed the same! Here’s hoping our grandchildren and great-grandchildren get to experience the same canyon a century from now.

If you want to take a look at more photos of Arizona’s past, you might want to check out our recent article on Arizona’s mining history. Read more in These 18 Rare Photos Show Arizona’s Mining History Like Never Before.