Ken Jackson travels 8 miles down the Grand Canyon to serve as the family practicioner on the Havasupai Indian Reservation. (Photo courtesy of

'Cowboy Baby Doctor' Serves Supai


For the past 16 years, country doctor Ken Jackson has hiked an 8-mile trail down the Grand Canyon to Supai to serve the Havasupai Indian Reservation, a village of about 400.

Known as the "Cowboy Baby Doctor" among residents in Kingman, Ariz., Jackson told USA Today he doesn't fit the implied stereotype: he doesn't usually ride a horse or wear his cowboy hat, and he listens to alternative rock rather than country music.

But once a month, Jackson travels by horseback deep into the Grand Canyon to provide prenatal care for tribal members. The reservation is the only place that the U.S. Postal Service makes deliveries by mule, and Santa visits by helicopter each year.

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!!! GOOD FOR HIM !!!