On February 26, 1919, Congress passed An Act to Establish the Grand Canyon National Park in the State of Arizona. The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in northwestern Arizona is one of the earth’s greatest natural wonders. Comprising over 1 million acres of northwestern Arizona, the park includes the most spectacular area of the 277-mile canyon cut by the Colorado River. Still inhabited by Native peoples with at least 2,000 years of history in the area, some of the tribes of the Grand Canyon region are the Hopi, Navajo, Zuni, Paiute, Havasupai, and Hualapai.
I will make it out there one of these days!!
Also on this day but in 1929, Calvin Coolidge, in one of his final acts as president, set aside thousands of acres in Wyoming’s Grand Teton mountain range as a national park. Its original boundaries included just the Grand Teton mountain range and six glacial lakes. In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt increased the acreage, including a disputed 35,000-acre donation from John D. Rockefeller Jr. that remained privately held until 1949. Congress added more land in 1950. Today, the park covers more than 300,000 acres.
Now, I have been here and can't wait to go back someday. Both are beautiful parks that we have here in the United States of America. Aren't we blessed?