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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