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Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.
Peering into the Grand Canyon at Bright Angel Point

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The Grand Canyon Became a National Park
February 26, 1919

Have you seen the Grand Canyon? Whether you have visited the park or seen photographs of it, it is unlikely that you have seen the entire canyon. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, ranges from 4,000 to 6,000 feet deep, and is 18 miles across at its widest point.

On February 26, 1919, Congress passed the act that established the Grand Canyon National Park in the state of Arizona. But what created the canyon?

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