half dozen of us drove to Lenore Bass’s house in Wickenburg to see a two-hour slide show last February. She is continuing the tradition of her late husband, William G. Bass in showing a variety of programs on weekends during winter months. We saw his Grand Canyon show with his recorded narration. Other programs have to do with wildlife of Arizona, escapades in southern Arizona deserts, Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon, etc.
Bill Bass has has been described as Arizona’s one man tourist bureau. He almost became the first white child born at Grand Canyon, but during the last week of her pregnancy, his mother, Ada Bass was taken to to Williams by her husband, William Bass Sr.
Bill worked for Fred Harvey taking tourists for drives along the rim for several years during his youth. The lovely book, Solitude and Sunshine, is Bill’s reminiscences of growing up in and around the Grand Canyon.
Mrs. Lenore Bass is a sweet and gracious woman with a wonderful sense of humor who loves to pass along the memory of her husband. She has regular showings at her home on Bass Road on the hill above La Siesta Motel during winter months at 7:30pm on Saturdays and 3pm on Sundays; same program both days. The program changes every week. Write her at Box 1493, Wickenburg, AZ 85358 or call at 684-7684 to see what’s coming up. Get a little closer to some Grand Canyon history.