The historic El Tovar hotel was one of the original Harvey Houses that served the rail lines, staffed by the civilizing influence of the Harvey girls. Although a grave marked “Pirl” can be found in the parking lot of the Tovar, its occupant is somewhat disputed. Legends say it is either a Harvey girl or a cowboy and nobody is really sure which. Regardless, a black-garbed figure is often seen walking near the grave before vanishing behind the Hopi House. In addition, it is claimed that Fred Harvey himself makes an annual appearance to invite the guests to Christmas festivities, which is nice, even though he’s been dead since 1901.
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- 1 El Tovar Road
Grand Canyon, Arizona
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- 36.05739935191971, -112.13756843927001
- Coconino County, Arizona
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