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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF
THE GRAND CANYON

CAN YOU NAME THESE CANYON "FIRSTS"

This test is a mini-history lesson on people and things that were first at the Grand Canyon.  Objective: answer 7 questions correctly.


1. Who was the first person to actively explore and map the Grand Canyon?

Peter Berry
John Hance
John Wesley Powell
William Wallace Bass

2. Who was the first White woman to raise a family at the South Rim?

Pauline O'Neill
Blanche M. Kolb
Mary Jane Colter
Ada Bass

3. Who is considered the Canyon's first non-Native American resident?

Peter Berry
Bucky O'Neill
John Hance
Ralph Cameron

4. What was the first hotel at the Grand Canyon?

Grandview Hotel
El Tovar
Bright Angel Lodge
Maswik Lodge

5. Who developed the first layover point for hunters and sightseers at the present day location of Phantom Ranch?

John Hance
Seth Tanner
Emery Kolb
David Rust

6. What was the first tourist trail into the inner Canyon?

Bright Angel Toll Road
Hance Trail
Grandview Trail
Hermit Trail

7. Who was the first non-Native woman to enter the Canyon on the trail that is the answer to the question above?  A nearby Point is named in her honor.

Blanche M. Kolb
Emma Powell
Virginia Dox
Emma Burbank Ayer

8. Who was the first naturalist at Grand Canyon NP?  He drowned near Horn Creek in 1929.

Stephen Mather
Francois Matthes
Edwin McKee
Glen Sturdevant

9. Who was the first person buried in what would become the Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery?

Ralph Cameron
William Wallace Bass
John Hance
Seth Tanner

10. Who was the first woman to row a boat through the entire Grand Canyon?

Georgie White Clark
Ada Bass
Blanche M. Kolb
Bessie Hyde

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