It wasn't until many, many years later that my mother, then in her eighties, shared with me a wonderful photo of RUBY riding down into the Grand Canyon on a mule! And it wasn't until after my mother passed away when I inherited a small photo album full of very small photos, some marked with the year "1913", that I realized that RUBY made with trip with her father FRANK R BROWN.
My grandmother RUBY BOLTON BROWN & her father FRANK R BROWN on the Colorado River , 1913
Here are the rest of the photos from the album, documenting RUBY & her father FRANK's Grand Canyon adventure. Unfortunately, no other items were saved, such as a diary, tickets or brochures, to complete the archive.
My best guess is that RUBY & FRANK took the train from San Francisco to the Grand Canyon. They probably stayed at El Tovar, the lodge designed by Chicago architect Charles Whittlesey for the Aitchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, and later owned by Fred Harvey.
All photos are originals from my collection.
Have a great day!
© Betty Tartas 2015