Grand Canyon – Buckey’s Cabin

This cabin is the oldest building which is still standing on the Southern Rim of the Grand Canyon. It was originally a tourist office, which then became part of a hotel and then later on became part of a lodge. It’s one of those structures where chunks of it likely aren’t very original, but nonetheless, it’s an interesting building.

An information board about the cabin, which was built in 1895 by Buckey O’Neill. O’Neill was a gambler and he later became a captain in Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders voluntary army, in which he died in battle in 1898 during the Spanish-American War, a conflict I’ve rarely seen mentioned during my visits to the United States.