WELCOME TO GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Imagine a stupendous chasm, ten to thirteen miles wide from rim to rim, more than two hundred miles long in the total of its meanderings, and more than a mile deep. A mighty river, the Colorado, has chiseled out the inner granite gorge. The gorge is flanked on each side by tier upon tier of huge architectural forms—veritable mountains—carved by erosion from the solid rock strata which lie exposed in great layers to the desert sun, and all are painted in the colors of the rainbow. That’s the Grand Canyon. (Trails and Automobile Drives: Grand Canyon National Park Arizona Brochure, 1920s)
DESERT VIEW WATCHTOWER
Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz., where the Colorado River has cut a mile-deep channel through a great uplift, offers the most famous and most breath-taking example of the erosion of sedimentary beds of shale, sandstone, and limestone. (National Park Location Map No. 6, United States Department of the Interior, June 1944)
Grand Canyon National Park is situated in the northern portion of Arizona, which is one of the most colorful and picturesque sections of the United States. The Grand Canyon has been cut in a forested plateau surrounded by a semiarid region of bare cliffs and desert plains. (Grand Canyon National Park Brochure, United States Department of Interior, 1936)
WHY WE LOVE THIS PARK
It is as if you are looking into the world’s biggest kaleidoscope as you try to take in all of the colorful markings a Grand Canyon sunrise. As the sunlight plays upon these mammoth stone surfaces you feel childlike in wonder and imagination.
SCENIC HWYS ILLUSTRATIONS
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK: NORTH RIM HIGHWAY
Dee Woolley, a tourism promoter from Kanab, Utah, convinced his nephew Gordon to drive his new Thomas Flyer to the north rim of the Grand Canyon in June 1909. Accompanied by others, he successfully made the 425-mile journey from Salt Lake City, proving that automobiles would revolutionize tourism. Their pioneering motor tour inspired many to follow what became known as the Grand Canyon Highway.
Posters are available with fade resistant, UV treated inks on stiff coated paper. They also include a matte UV finish that reduces glare. At 14″ x 22″ it is the perfect size for display.
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