Our World – The Grand Canyon – 1960’s Edition


These pics are some that my father took in the mid 1960’s when we went on a family vacation to the Grand Canyon, among other places. He had a nice Canon Canonette camera (which he gave to me a few years ago) and I remember him taking photos but I never remember seeing them.


I think we went to the North Rim because it was far less crowded than the south. We were never much for crowds on vacation.


That was probably the last time I was at the North Rim. Heather and I took a trip back when we were childless to the South Rim in the mid 1990’s and I remember it being a zoo. No parking and lots of pushing and shoving and rude behavior by our fellow tourists. It wasn’t much of wilderness experience. If we go again I’ll head back to the north rim and maybe see my favorite Park Ranger, Gaeyln. Check out her blog, it is some sort of fantastic.


This is the Angel’s Window. ¬†You can reach it from a short trail. The other thing about our vacations is that we never strayed very far from the parking lot. Oh well, we had a good time anyway.


I’m thinking that this is a photo of me, my sister Ellen, and brother Bob. It is hard to get these kind of pictures exposed correctly. I kind of like it though.


And the Grand Canyon Lodge. Back then, as now, it was booked up well in advance. We stayed in a trailer on a National Forest campground, miles and miles away at a little town called Jacob’s Lake, if my memory serves me correctly. My memory is pretty poor so I am not going to swear to it.

I’m just gotten started on scanning Dad’s pics and I’m looking forward to what else I can find.

I’m linking with Our World Tuesday.

11 thoughts on “Our World – The Grand Canyon – 1960’s Edition

  1. Hootin' Anni

    I remember seeing it for the first time…I was speechless. I just couldn’t get enough of it. What a spectacular area in our country.

    Great photos.

  2. fun60

    What an interesting and exciting project to go back through all those photos and relive your childhood through them.

  3. Genie Robinson

    What a treasure to have these old pictures. I am old but I do not remember the Canonette. That is one fun name for the camera. The picture your dad took of you children form behind is precious. I so love shots taken from behind because no one is posing. I think all the shots are wonderful, but it has to be my favorite. I have never been to the Grand Canyon and it is sad. I have missed out on so much beauty of our national parks out west, but my back does not let me travel anymore…dog-gone it. Are you able to use the camera…get film for it??? genie

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