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Meagan Gipson and her mother, Debbie Probst-Gipson after a showing of the Grand Canyon Project at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum.

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Connection to the Canyon: A direct descendant of William and Ada Bass, Meagan Gipson celebrates her connection to Grand Canyon through music

Around 1876, 27-year-old William Wallace Bass headed west on doctors’ orders, hoping the Southwest’s arid climate might improve his heart condition.