The Grand Canyon has been a landmark in America and a popular vacation spot for nearly 100 years. Generations of families have made an excursion to the Canyon for relaxation and to breathe in the spectacle. This past weekend, the nation celebrates the birthday of the Grand Canyon National Park with wonderful fanfare.
While protected as forest preserve in the late 19th century, the Grand Canyon wasn’t protected as a national park until 1919 when Woodrow Wilson signed the Grand Canyon National Park Act into law. Now, 1 million acres of the canyon is protected as a national park, with around 5 million visitors enjoying the sights each year. For more on the Grand Canyon National Park’s birthday, click here:: Happy Birthday, Grand Canyon National Park