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Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico

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During the fall and winter of 1911-12, pioneering Grand Canyon photographers Ellsworth and Emery Kolb rowed down the Green and Colorado rivers and through the Grand Canyon. Remarkably, they brought a new-fangled motion-picture camera along for the ride and became the first to record the Grand Canyon on motion-picture film. The resulting movie was shown at the Kolb Studio for some sixty years, and Ellsworth Kolb wrote a vivid account of the adventure in Through Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico, first published in 1914. 

This new edition of one of the earliest accounts of running the Green and Colorado rivers contains the original text and photographs, appearing almost exactly as they did in the first edition of the book. All of the characters and cataracts are here, as the Kolb brothers persevere through multiple mishaps and fickle weather during their remarkable journey. Their story is one of the classic adventure tales of the American West.

By: Ellsworth L. Kolb

465 pages, softcover, 6" x 8", published by Grand Canyon Association

Grand Canyon Conservancy is the official nonprofit partner of the park, providing funds that directly support trail restoration, educational programs, wildlife and botanical research, and much more. Grand Canyon Conservancy creates award-winning books and merchandise featuring the Grand Canyon and Colorado Plateau region.

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