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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:
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”
Nice! We love that you posted the visitor center video.
Thanks 😊. We were too busy exploring the canyon when we were there to watch the video, so I was glad to find it online.
Happy Birthday indeed. We really enjoyed our 2018 visit. We never got to see the visitor center video. Thanks for sharing. Allan
Thanks Allan! We didn’t have time for the video when there either and enjoyed watching it afterwards.
Wow, it’s been a year already. I remember, when I blogged about the 100-Year Anniversary. Beautiful photos, Ms. T.! <3
A special, magical place that anyone visiting feels privileged to have experienced.
Yes, an apt description 💖💖
It’s a stunning, majestic landscape and your photos do it full justice. Thank you for enabling me to relive some happy memories!
Thanks so much!😊
Awesome! Happy birthday, Grand Canyon!
Thanks for reading and commenting 😊
Some really stunning pictures.
Nice post and photos
This is one of the most spectacular places in the world!
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!
National Parks are indeed America’s “best idea,” and the Grand Canyon inspires awe like no other.
Such a wonderful park. I have amazing memories from three visits and hope for many more.
Thanks for reading and commenting 🧡
101st birthday … doesn’t look a day over 70 million!
The granddaddy of our National Parks is always worth a visit. I personally enjoy entering from the east entrance.
Enjoying your photos. It is difficult to capture all that grandeur.