The article has been automatically translated into English by Google Translate from Russian and has not been edited.
Переклад цього матеріалу українською мовою з російської було автоматично здійснено сервісом Google Translate, без подальшого редагування тексту.
Bu məqalə Google Translate servisi vasitəsi ilə avtomatik olaraq rus dilindən azərbaycan dilinə tərcümə olunmuşdur. Bundan sonra mətn redaktə edilməmişdir.

Grand Canyon: What you need to know about the main natural attractions of the United States

Фото: Depositphotos

Фото: Depositphotos

Today, the Grand Canyon is visited annually by more than 4 million people, it is one of the most famous natural attractions in the world. It is difficult to believe that such a magnificent creation of nature received the status of a national monument only a little more than 100 years ago.

The Grand Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world, became a U.S. National Monument only in 1908, thanks to the efforts of 26 President Theodore Roosevelt.

Navajo, Havasupai, and Hualapai tribes have been living on the canyon since the 13th century, and the first Europeans appeared in modern Arizona in 1540.

Фото: Depositphotos

Фото: Depositphotos

The first scientific expedition to the Grand Canyon was conducted in 1869 by a Civil War veteran and professor John Weasley Powell. By the end of the 19th century, the canyon had already attracted thousands of tourists, one of which was the future US president Theodore Roosevelt.

After he took the presidency, he put a lot of effort into promoting and adopting laws to protect the environment. Roosevelt founded the National Wildlife Refuge and drew the attention of Congress to the need to protect the canyon from the encroachments of construction companies.

Фото: Depositphotos

Фото: Depositphotos

Giving the territory the status of a national park would take a long time, so Roosevelt decided to start by making the Grand Canyon a national monument, which saved him 11 years.

“Let this great miracle of nature remain in its original form - we cannot improve it,” Roosevelt said, signing the documents on conferring the status of a monument to the canyon in 1908.

Фото: Depositphotos

Фото: Depositphotos

And although Congress did not officially prohibit construction on the territory of the Grand Canyon before 1919, not a single building was built there.

In 2013, the Grand Canyon crossed the famous American tightrope walker Nicholas Wallenda, who passed over the precipice along a tightrope without safety cords.

Read also on ForumDaily:

Named the best cities for raising children in the United States

11 America's Endangered Historic Sites

Sights of the USA which are entered in the list of UNESCO

15 best US cities with affordable prices

10 reasons to go to Napa for those who do not drink wine

In the U.S. история tourism nature Grand Canyon
Subscribe to ForumDaily on Google News

Let's face the crisis together and support each other

Thank you for staying with us and trusting! Over the past 5 years, we have received a lot of grateful feedback from readers, whom our materials have helped to arrange life after moving to the United States. We have big plans, we do not want to stop or slow down the pace of work. Even now…

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected our income, and in order to stay afloat, we have to ask YOU for support. We will be grateful for any amount and will make every effort to continue to publish news and a lot of useful information just as quickly.

Thank you for being with us!

Always yours, ForumDaily!

Security of contributions is guaranteed by the use of the highly secure Stripe system.

Do you want more important and interesting news about life in the USA and immigration to America? Subscribe to our page in Facebook. Choose the "Display Priority" option and read us first. Also, don't forget to subscribe to our РєР ° РЅР ° Р »РІ Telegram - there are many interesting things. And join thousands of readers ForumDaily Woman и ForumDaily New York - there you will find a lot of interesting and positive information. 



 
1148 requests in 2,313 seconds.