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Dr Edwin Dinwiddie McKee
Birth: Sep. 24, 1906
Death: Jul., 1984

Naturalist, Geologist. McKee took over the position of Park Naturalist at Grand Canyon National Park in February 1929. Under his direction nature walks were established along the canyon rims, interpretive signs placed, educational pamphlets written and ranger talks began. He was the first Executive Secretary of the Grand Canyon Natural History Association. Trained as a geologist, he was highly respected in that field and earned world-wide recognition. He authored numerous scientific works on the nature and geology of the Grand Canyon and elsewhere, notably "Ancient Landscapes of the Grand Canyon Region", published in 1931. After leaving the Grand Canyon in 1940 he became a geology professor at the University of Arizona. In 1957 Northern Arizona University bestowed him with the honorary degree of Doctor of Science. He was awarded the title Honorary Member of the Society for Sedimentary Science in 1970, and in 1975 he received the Society's highest medal of recognition, the William H. Twenhofel Medal for Excellence in Sedimentary Geology. McKee Point, a Colorado River overlook on the Hualapai Reservation, was named in his honor. (bio by: O'side Native) 
 
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  Barbara Hastings McKee (1902 - 1998)*
 
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Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery
Grand Canyon
Coconino County
Arizona, USA
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Originally Created by: O'side Native
Record added: Mar 05, 2006
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saw you in a book i got 22 years ago when at grand canyon. thanks for your work!! :)
- gidget
 Added: Jan. 22, 2013
saw you in a book i got 22 years ago when at grand canyon. thanks for your work!! :)
- gidget
 Added: Jan. 22, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful contributions to the Grand Canyon and to the future of the National Park Service. There are so many things I've always taken for granted, like trails & brochures, that were all started by you. I've always loved walking the tra...(Read more)
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Dec. 19, 2012
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