Happy 101st birthday, Grand Canyon National Park


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On this day in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson elevated the Grand Canyon to National Park status. It had previously been designated a National Monument by Theodore Roosevelt in 1908.


Here is a shortened version of the film shown in the visitor center, courtesy of the Department of the Interior’s You Tube channel:

Grand Canyon Posts:


Location: Arizona

Designation: National Park

Date designated or established: 2/26/1919

Date of my visit: 8/21/2014


34 thoughts on “Happy 101st birthday, Grand Canyon National Park

  1. Wow! I haven’t been there since 1982 – on the same family trip when we visited Valley Forge. I’m long overdue, maybe that should be a goal of mine for 2020 – revisit the Grand Canyon!

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