Post 42 Grand Canyon, Arizona

Post 42

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Post 42 Grand Canyon, Arizona

About This Post

Post Namesake
John Ivens
Notable Members
Emery Kolb, John Robert Fix (Attended the Paris Caucus in 1919)
What Makes this Post Unique
Post 42 maintains a cemetery inside a National Park. The cemetery was dedicated in 1928 and at that time the Park Service and The American Legion Post 42 were made partners maintain it. We were the first post in Arizona ... READ MORE




John Ivens Post 42 organized into the American Legion

Jan 19, 1923
Charter members of John Ivens Post 42 were initiated into The American Legion, Department of Arizona, with the assistance of the Officers from the Frank Perkins Post of The American Legion in Winslow, Arizona.
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Post 42 member drowns in the Colorado River

Feb 20, 1929
From the "Park Service Bulletin" of February 28, 1929: Friends of the National Park Service and of Grand Canyon National Park will be shocked and grieved to learn of the untimely death by drowning of Glen E. Sturdevant, Park Naturalist, and Fred Johnson, Park Ranger. This irretrievable loss occurred on the morning of 20 February, 1929 when, in company with Chief Ranger James P. Brooks, Sturdevant and Johnson were returning from a ten day trip..
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