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Narrator's name Mayhew, Cherie and Kay
Catalog Number 2000.1.597
Interviewer Denton, Edith Smith
Imagefile 034\20001597.TIF
Object Name Tape, Cassette
Scope & Content Side One: The Mayhew girls, Kay and Cherie, granddaughters of Carl Mayhew talk about their family. Carl was a military photographer during World War I, he worked in Paris. Carl owned The Gap Trading Post, a photography studio in Flagstaff, and Mayhew's Lodge. He worked on the Zane Grey movie "Call of the Canyon." Nana knew Walt and Roy Disney; the Mayhew family was invited to the grand opening of Disneyland. They also talk about Bear Howard, the road through the Canyon, and transportation issues of the day.

Side Two: The girls talk about the day to day operations at the Lodge, the cocktail parties, Thanksgiving dinners, and the chores. The girls recall how difficult it was to be involved in school in Flagstaff and the difficulties of dating while living in the Canyon. The girls were responsible for pitting all the cherries before canning. They talk about the various people that stayed at the Lodge, the spring house, swimming pool and the ditch. Finally they talk about the fires 1963 and 1980, the closing of the Lodge and the sale to the Forest Service.
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