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IN Photography ON 14 Sep, 2015
The mysterious Grand Canyon have always been the matter of great curiosity. People from many fields and the ones who like to travel and adventurers from across the world have always dreamt of visiting the canyons for their specific purposes. It was in the 1900s that the canyons were declared a heritage and later a National Park after long fights over mining claims from copper miners.
It has gained fame and has been explored by professionals and amateurs for the treasures it holds and the mysteries that unfold. Some have even visited for the mere curiosity of peeking down from the highest of the cliffs into the deepest of gorges of the Colorado river.
For all, the Grand Canyons have long been known to show people their deepest of fears and most spectacular of miracles altogether.
And this is how it all started.
First explored in details in 1869 in an expedition led by John Wesley Powell.
This is 3 years after the declaration of Grand Canyon as National Monument in 1908. President Roosevelt was very intent on protecting it after his first visit in 1903 which led to the declaration.
And that point is 5000 feets above the river. That's practically sky high in those times.
It's the first motor vehicle on the canyons, a steam powered Toledo with Oliver Lippincott.