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Happy birthday, grandest canyon!

After winter's snows have frosted its topmost rock strata, the Grand Canyon--seen here from the South Rim near Moran Point--becomes its own birthday cake. That's entirely appropriate because on February 26 the greatest canyon of them all celebrates 75 years as a national park. Planned events include a ceremony on the birthday proper, as well as commemorative exhibits, lectures, and living history programs throughout 1994. Also this year, the park is developing a new general management plan to help it cope with its annual crop of 4 million visitors. No doubt the words of Teddy Roosevelt--who first viewed the canyon in 1903--are echoing in planners' and visitors' ears: "Keep it for your children, your children's children, and for all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American . . . should see."
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Title Annotation:Window on the West; Grand Canyon's 75th year as a national park
Article Type:Illustration
Date:Feb 1, 1994
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