How a place once ‘valueless’ became Grand

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How a place once ‘valueless’ became Grand

Grand Canyon National Park celebrates 100 years Feb. 26
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon, background, as tourists hike along the South Rim. Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate its centennial Feb. 26.
Visitors gather at an outlook on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. The advent of geology as a science with broad cultural appeal was crucial to bringing an attitude of appreciation and wonder to the Grand Canyon.

How a place once ‘valueless’ became Grand

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon, background, as tourists hike along the South Rim. Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate its centennial Feb. 26.
Visitors gather at an outlook on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. The advent of geology as a science with broad cultural appeal was crucial to bringing an attitude of appreciation and wonder to the Grand Canyon.

How a place once ‘valueless’ became Grand

Panorama from Point Sublime, illustration of the Grand Canyon by William Henry Holmes, published in Clarence E. Dutton’s “Tertiary History of the Grand Cañon District” (1882).

How a place once ‘valueless’ became Grand

A view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. In 1541, the Grand Canyon was one of the first North American natural wonders to be discovered by Europeans.
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