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On February 26, 1919, Grand Canyon National Park was established in Arizona

February 26, 2023

On February 26, 1919, Grand Canyon National Park was established in Arizona. The canyon is truly awe-inspiring – spanning up to 18 miles at its widest point and plunging to over a mile deep, it is actually larger than the U.S. states of Delaware and Rhode Island (!) The Grand Canyon attracts not only American tourists but visitors from every corner of the world.

Did you know? The canyon was formed over some 6 million years by the Colorado River. Signs of human activity in the canyon date back 12,000 years.

 

Grand Canyon, Thomas Moran, 1908

-Written by Anna Zemaitaitis, Communications and Design Officer

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February 26, 2023
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