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CULTURAL CHANGES

Prior to the construction of the Dam, the site for the construction camp was part of the Navajo Reservation in northern Arizona. A land swap was made between the Bureau of Reclamation and the Navajo Tribe. The Tribe received 25 square miles of land near Aneth, Utah in exchange for approximately 17 square miles at the Glen Canyon Dam site and the current site of Page, Arizona. 

The construction of the Dam, roads, and the town of Page created a tremendous change in the lives of local residents. People came to the area from all over and brought their comforts and diversions with them. Sports, theater, different cuisines, and other outside influences helped lend a sense of diversity to the young town, adding to Page’s uniqueness and livability.


  • Eula Koury - Mr. Manson's Prediction

  • Elijah Blair - Land Exchange Dilemma

  • Carol Manson - Pre-Page Living "Airplanes and Billy Goats"

  • June Patterson - Trading Post Changes

  • Tommy Tsosie - From Livestock to Wage-Earning Economy

  • Flora Jones - Navajos Paying with Cattle

  • Jack Reinhold - Few Navajos in LeChee Area

  • Elmer Urban - Changes

  • Desbah Tsinigine - Dams and Springs

  • Jo Ellen Bingham - Amazing Changes

  • Elizabeth Mayes - PTA, Navajo Participation

  • Harvey Gardner - Church, Welders

  • Mack and Wanda Ward - Wagons, School Bus, Roads