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Presidential Proclamation Designating Grand Canyon National Monument, Arizona, 1/11/1908

File Unit: December 1907 - July 1908, 12/1907 - 7/1908Series: Commissioner’s Letters, 1903 - 1963Record Group 49: Records of the Bureau of Land Management, 1685 - 2006

President Theodore Roosevelt declared the Grand Canyon a National Monument on January 11, 1908. It would not become a National Park until 1919, after several frustrated attempts designate it one.

Grand Canyon of the Colorado River at the foot of the Toroweap, Arizona.
Series: Photographs taken by John K. Hillers during the Powell Survey and other Geological Surveys, ca. 1879 - ca. 1900Record Group 57: Records of the U.S. Geological Survey, 1839 - 2008

More photos of the Grand Canyon in the @usnatarchives​ catalog