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Ralph Cameron stands in the foreground at the right shoulder of President William Howard Taft as he signs the document making Arizona the 48th state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1912.

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As one of the first pioneer settlers on the south rim of the Grand Canyon in the 1890s, Ralph Henry Cameron, in addition to his mining interests in the canyon, decided money could be made by catering to the new tourism trade as well.

By By Parker Anderson February 11, 2012
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