Grand Canyon National Park – Video History: National Geographic

Grand Canyon National Park – Video History: Watch this five-minute video on the history of the Grand Canyon National Park from the National Geographic Society.

One hundred years ago, on February 26, 1919, the Grand Canyon was designated as a national park. But the road to federal protection was difficult. At one point, the Grand Canyon was referred to as “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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A Brief History of Grand Canyon National Park | National Geographic