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15 Vintage Photos of Our Astonishing National Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

Let’s circle back to the Grand Canyon for a moment, shall we? We simply can’t avoid discussing the Grand Lodge, another iconic tourist destination.

The Grand Lodge has seen its fair share of troubles. It was destroyed by fire four years after opening in 1928, which seemed to spell the end of the accommodation. This is particularly because, during the Great Depression, it didn’t seem like the owners could pull through.

Yet, that’s exactly what happened. The Grand Lodge reopened in 1937 and you can still book a room there to this day. But our favourite part of this story is the tradition behind the picture above. Here you can see the employees serenading guests on the day of their departure in 1949.

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