Some scenes from a film Georgie White made to promote her commercial river rafting trips through the Grand Canyon in the 1950's.
Georgie White Clark (1911–1992) was a river-running guide in the Grand Canyon. She was the first woman to run the Grand Canyon as a commercial enterprise, and she introduced several innovations and adjustments to the way that guides ran the Colorado. In particular, she used large army-surplus rafts, often lashing together multiple rafts, to maintain stability in the large rapids.
Video clip from the Georgie White Collection, Grand Canyon National Park Museum Collection.
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