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.

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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:

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Location: Arizona

Designation: National Park

Date designated or established: 2/26/1919

Date of my visit: 8/21/2014

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