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Grand Canyon Arizona

The Grand Canyon
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American Indians have lived in and around the canyon for thousands of years

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The Battle Ship

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Bright Angel Trail

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Grandeur Point (elev. 7,037 feet)

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The canyon averages 10 miles wide and about a mile deep

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Most geologists believe that the canyon is about six million years old

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The canyon was carved by the Colorado River, which originates in the mountains of Wyoming and Colorado

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The canyon's oldest rock layers (at the bottom of the canyon) are at least 1.7 billion years old

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The Colorado River (left)

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The Colorado River was called River of the blue-green waters by rthe Havasupai Indians

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The Colorado River has remained relatively narrow over the last six million years

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The Colorado River is surprisingly cold. Even in summer it is 50 degrees Fahrenheit at its warmest

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Unkar Delta - The red banks of the river are Dox Sandstone

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The Colorado River is known for its furious rapids and drops 1,900 feet on its ever-narrowing path through the Canyon from Lee's Ferry to Lake Mead

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Joan with long-time friend Paul and his wife Alex

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Bright Angel Lodge (left) and Lookout Studio (right)

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A Hopi Indian Hoop Dancer manipulates the hoops to portray himself as different animals and birds

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The Hopi House (1905), designed by Mary Jane Colter to resemble a Hopi pueblo building

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The Yavapai Watchtower designed by Mary Jane Colter in 1930 to mimic an Anasazi watchtower

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The Watchtower was constructed with each stone handpicked for size and appearance. Weathered faces were left untouched to give the tower an ancient look

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800-year-old Pueblo Indian ruins

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800-year-old Pueblo Indian ruins

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The Canyon's Mules
 
El Tovar
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El Tovar, built twenty feet from the very edge of the Canyon's South Rim, opened in January, 1905 as a luxury hotel for the Santa Fe Railway

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El Tovar was designed by architect, Charles Whittlesey

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Bright Angel Lodge

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The Grand Canyon Railway
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The 1906 Locomotive #29

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The Grand Canyon Railway

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Champagne and music with a view

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A cowboy?

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The train is being attacked by robbers!

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