ArticleBrief History of the National Parks - Mapping the National Parks - Digital Collections Many of America's most scenic and historic places have been set aside for the use of the public as national parks.
ArticleMaps of Grand Canyon National Park - Mapping the National Parks - Digital Collections The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in northwestern Arizona is one of the earth's greatest natural wonders. It became a national park in 1919. So famous is this landmark to modern Americans that it seems surprising that it took more than thirty years for it to become a national park. President Theodore Roosevelt visited the rim in 1903 and exclaimed: Early European Maps ...