The task of doing laundry took 3 days for Ada Bass!
Day 1: Horse ride down to the Colorado River
Day 2: Wash and hang dry clothing
Day 3: Trek back up from River to Rim of Canyon
Pictured is W.W. and his "pet" blue bird, a wild bird he trained and befriended.
Ada shares in her diary that she attended the grand opening of the El Tovar Hotel at Grand Canyon.
W.W. was very good friends with Captain Jack Crawford, "The Poet Scout."
Authors George Wharton James and Zane Grey were visitors to Bass Camp, Grand Canyon.
Painter and printmaker Thomas Moran was also a visitor to Bass Camp.
W.W. was a published author penning the book: Rhymes & Jingles.
Ada earned her teaching certificate at the age of 16. She was a music teacher.
Ada was classically trained in piano, attending Boston Conservatory.
She met W.W., her tour guide, when she signed up for a tour of the Grand Canyon. They both had a love of music and the violin.
Bert Lauzon joined the Kolb Brothers for the last leg of their expedition. In the Kolb Studios at Grand Canyon, a framed picture of him and one of the Kolb brothers dons the wall.
Bert Lauzon was Justice of the Peace at Grand Canyon and later became a Park Ranger at the Canyon.
W.W. Bass became friends with and was an advocate for the Havasupai Indians in the Canyon.