This meticulously researched and lavishly illustrated volume presents the story of the stagecoach line that opened the Grand Canyon to the world and made Flagstaff, Arizona the Gateway to the Grand Canyon. From 1892 until the close of the 1900 season, the coaches rolled out every summer for a seventy-mile trip that was taken by hundreds, who could scarcely believe what they saw at journey's end. In the 100 years since then, many of the old roads and landmarks have disappeared, only to be re-discovered by the Mangums. More than a history, this book is an exploration guide, with detailed maps and descriptions that guide readers by car, bike and foot along the famous old stagecoach routes and points of interest.
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Richard Mangum is a native of Flagstaff. From childhood he has enjoyed getting out into the country surrounding his home and exploring the area. After graduating from Flagstaff High School in 1954, he attended the University of Arizona, where he earned a B.A. in English and a J.D. in Law. He practiced law in Flagstaff from 1961 to 1976; then was a Superior Court Judge until he retired in 1993. He is presently engaged full-time in writing, exploring and studying-having the time of his life. He is a Historian-in-Residence at the Museum of Northern Arizona. Sherry Mangum has lived in Flagstaff since she was seven, and remembers always enjoying the outdoors. She inherited a love of photography from her parents, both professionals. Her work is recognized as exceptionally good at capturing the lighting and spirit of her beloved Colorado Plateau and she has been published locally, nationally and internationally since 1978. She is also a Historian-in-Residence at the Museum of Northern Arizona.
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Book Description Hexagon Press, 1999. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. Grand Canyon - Flagstaff Stage Coach Line: A History and Exploration Guide. The story of the stage coach line that opened the Grand Canyon to the world and made Flagstaff the Gateway to the Grand Canyon. The stagecoach line operated from 1892-1900. 1st edition. Hexagon Press, 1999. Soft cover, oversize. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1490382246513