NAU’s Cline Library celebrates 100 years of the Grand Canyon with new exhibit

The Grand Canyon will celebrate its 100-year birthday as a national park in 2019. To celebrate, Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library will hold the exhibit, “Splendor & Spectacle: The 100-Year Journey of Grand Canyon National Park.”

The Grand Canyon exhibit will feature thousands of historical artifacts, such as maps, pictures, railroad tickets, letters and two boats. One of the boats was built by Leslie Jones, who was the creator of the Colorado River scroll map. The other boat is a replica of Buzz Holmstrom’s “Julius.” Holmstrom built Julius and rowed it down the Green and Colorado River alone in 52 days.

The exhibit will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Oct. 15 in the Cline Library Special Collections and Archives. The exhibit will remain in Cline Library until September 2019.

Tallie Valverde