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Bucky Oneil or Bucky O'Neill Cabin

Buckey O'Neill's cabin viewed from the Rim Trail.

The sign in front of the cabin provides this information.

In the early 1890’s Buckey O’Neill built a log cabin here on Grand Canyon’s south rim. It stands in front of you; it is Grand Canyon’s oldest surviving historic structure. Grand Canyon’s modern era began with people like O’Neill – prospectors and adventurers who quickly found tourism more lucrative than mining. Many of their structures became rugged tourist facilities; in 1898 O’Neill’s cabin became part of the Bright Angel Lodge. In 1935 when Mary Colter designed a new Bright Angel Lodge, she preserved Bucky’s cabin by incorporating it into her design. It still provides lodging for visitors today. Buckey O’Neill had a widely varied career that ended abruptly in 1898 when he was killed serving in Cuba with Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders. O’Neill Butte, which towers over Grand Canyon’s South Kaibab Trail, bears his name.

Front Left or East side of cabin. Right Front or West side of cabin with view of stacked stone Chimney.

Interior view of seating area and fireplace.

Cabin bedroom with rustic king bed.

Historic picture of cabin.

Buckey O'Neill

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