A Brief History of Grand Canyon National Park

One hundred years ago, on February 26, 1919, the Grand Canyon was designated as a national park. But the road to federal protection was not easy. In fact, at one point, the canyon was called “a profitless locality” by an early explorer. Find out how the Grand Canyon became one of America’s most visited—and beloved—national parks in this video celebrating its 100th anniversary.

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