One of the first Euroamericans to visit what is today the Grand Canyon is Sanford Rowe. Other colonists and him spent a few years building trails along the South Rim to connect picturesque points together and to the roads leading the tourists into the Canyon. In 1914, William Wallace Bass announced that he would take the Village guests to Hopi Point in a trailer for a dollar, telling his guests his own version of the creation of the Canyon on the way.
Rowe's establishment was never as popular as those of other tourism operators, but the site where he chose to camp remains an important point along the South Rim.
L.C. McClure from Dever photographed between 1905 and 1910 the placed that was once called Rowe's Point. Credit: Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library.