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January 2022

Dams, Mines, and Hotels: Media and Misinformation Affecting the Grand Canyon with Dr. Matthew Goodwin

January 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
AZ United States
FREE

In 1961 a newspaper article discussed a proposal to build an 18-story, 600-room hotel inside the Grand Canyon descending from the south rim to the canyon floor. A letter-writing campaign ensued that succeeded in blocking the hotel. But lawmakers instead passed a bill that allowed the company to mine uranium there—they never had any intention of building the hotel. In 1967 a newspaper ad asked, “Should we also flood the Sistine chapel, so tourists can get nearer the ceiling?” This…

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