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The Life and Mystery of Grand Canyon Pioneer Georgie White

The Life and Mystery of Grand Canyon Pioneer Georgie White

Georgie White made her last trip through the Grand Canyon in 1991, just before her 80th birthday, dressed in a full-body leopard print leotard. Her first Grand Canyon river trip looked a little different. In the 1970s, she was charging $300 for a ten-day canyon trip, while other outfitters were asking three times that much. Nearly a decade later, in 2001, 24-Mile Rapid in the Grand Canyon was renamed Georgie Rapid in her honor. The fate of Bessie and George Hyde is one of the great mysteries of Grand Canyon lore.

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