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Coconino Caverns Collection, ca. 1936-1939

AHS-ND 109


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cook, Stanley
Title Coconino Caverns Collection
Inclusive Dates: ca. 1936-1939
Physical Description 30 file folders
Abstract Coconino Caverns information; correspondence related to Coconino Caverns; Arizona and New Mexico postcards.
Collection numberAHS-ND 109
Language English
Repository Arizona Historical Society/Flagstaff Archives
PO Box 6022
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6022
Phone: 928 523 5551
Fax: 928 774 1596
Email: ahsnad@infomagic.net

Biographical Note

Coconino Caverns was discovered in 1927 by Walter Peck near Yampai railroad siding into the area that is called "Grand Canyon West." Grand Canyon West is managed by the Hualapai Indian Nation, Peach Springs, Arizona. Soon after being discovered, the Caverns became a tourist destination. Visitors were charged $0.25 to be lowered 150 feet into the cave. In 1936, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built a wooden stairway into the caverns. Then, in 1962, an elevator was installed by drilling a 210 foot shaft into the cavern. The caverns draw about 70,000 visitors per year. The materials in this collections are from 1938, when the caverns were managed by Stanley Wakefield.


Scope and Content Note

Collection volume is 30 file folders (3 linear inches). Coconino Caverns information; correspondence related to Coconino Caverns; Arizona and New Mexico postcards.


Organization

2 Series: I. Correspondence; II. Miscellaneous

Restrictions

Restrictions

None.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Department of Administration, Arizona Historical Society, Northern Division, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Access Points

Personal Name(s)
Cook, Stanley--Archives.

Geographic Name(s)
Grand Canyon Caverns (Ariz.)

Genre Form(s)
Correspondence.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Arizona Historical Society/Flagstaff, AHS-ND 109


Container List

Series I. Correspondence, 1936-1939
Correspondence related to Coconino Caverns; Arizona and New Mexico postcards.
Box-folder
1.1 Four letters related to phone installation at Coconino Caverns, Deer Lodge, Peach Springs, Arizona, 1938
Box-folder
1.2 Coconino Caverns inquiry letter from American Automobile Association of San Jose (elaborate letterhead); personal letter from Jack Foley to Stanley Wakefield, 1938
Box-folder
1.3 Arizona and New Mexico postcards, 1936
Box-folder
1.4 Correspondence regarding article in Arizona Highways magazine, 1938
Box-folder
1.5 Arizona State Tax Commission and Treasury Department correspondence, 1938
Box-folder
1.6 American Automobile Association, Washington D.C. office correspondence, 1938
Box-folder
1.7 Coconino Caverns Company, Yampai Caverns, correspondence, 1939
Box-folder
1.8 Coconino Caverns Company by-laws, and correspondence regarding by-laws, 1938
Box-folder
1.9 Inter-office correspondence outlining Coconino Caverns Company problems with the county regulations, etc., ca. 1938
Box-folder
1.10 Law firm letter regarding Cavern development, 1938
Box-folder
1.11 Conoco Travel Bureau correspondence regarding Coconino Caverns, 1938
Box-folder
1.12 Stanley Wakefield letter to California State Vehicle Division, 1938
Box-folder
1.13 Continental Oil Company letter requesting information regarding lodging near Coconino Caverns, 1938
Box-folder
1.14 Inter-office correspondence, ca. 1938-1939
Box-folder
1.15 Santa Fe Railroad Passenger Agent letter, 1938-1939
Box-folder
1.16 Correspondence from L.S. Estle company, 1938
Box-folder
1.17 National Park Service letter, 1938
Box-folder
1.18 Miscellaneous correspondence, ca. 1939
Box-folder
1.19 Highway Tour and The Interstate Company correspondence, 1938
Box-folder
1.20 Letter from Arizona State Representative, Robert E. Morrow, to Stanley Wakefield, 1938
Box-folder
1.21 Letter from MacKie and Kamrath architects, 1938
Box-folder
1.22 Letter from American Automobile Association of San Jose (elaborate letterhead), 1938
Box-folder
1.23 Shell (Oil Company) Touring Company letter, 1938
Box-folder
1.24 Correspondence with C.B. Wilson, attorney, 1938
Box-folder
1.25 William Alberts, State Land Department, letter to Eddie Cosgrave, 1938
Box-folder
1.26 Letter from Office of Secretary of State (Arizona), James H. Kerby regarding campaign support, 1938
Box-folder
1.27 Miscellaneous correspondence: from Pat Flynn of the Will Rogers Highway Association to Wakefield; Texaco Travel Service; Ned Phelps to Stanley Wakefield, 1938
Series II. Miscellaneous, ca. 1938-1939
3 folders. Materials include: National Travel Club memo; handwritten business notes regarding Coconino Caverns transactions; mailing list and financial log for Coconino Caverns.
Box-folder
1.28 National Travel Club memo, ca.1938-1939
Box-folder
1.29 Handwritten business notes regarding Coconino Caverns transactions and Coconino Caverns Program outline, 1938
Box-folder
1.30 Mailing list and financial log for Coconino Caverns, 1938