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Grand Canyon National Park, view down canyon.
A small view of the Grand Canyon

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The Grand Canyon Became a National Park
February 26, 1919

For millions of years, the Colorado River has cut through rock on the high plateau of northern Arizona to create one of the largest canyons in the world. This process is called erosion. The colors of the canyon rock range from black and red to lavender and cream. The park contains more than 1 million acres. Visitors come from all around to stand on the edge of the great chasm and stare in awe at the amazing view before them.
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