Grand Canyon National Park, New York City, and the Washington Monunent Short Report

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Grand Canyon National Park Short Report
The Grand Canyon is one of the most amazing natural wonders in the world. It was originally deposited sediment that was lithofied, and turned into sedimentary rock. The rock was then carved out by hydraulic processes (Warneke). These processes, all combined, took almost three to six million years to form the Grand Canyon. Continued erosion by wind and rain in the present time continues to shift what the canyon looks like, and make it different as time goes on ("Grand Canyon Facts").
This seemingly boring process came to fruition in one of the most beloved National Parks in the United States of America. The Grand Canyon National Park is located in the state of Arizona. It is over 270 miles long and,
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Grand Canyon National Park Short Report
The Grand Canyon is one of the most amazing natural wonders in the world. It was originally deposited sediment that was lithofied, and turned into sedimentary rock. The rock was then carved out by hydraulic processes (Warneke). These processes, all combined, took almost three to six million years to form the Grand Canyon. Continued erosion by wind and rain in the present time continues to shift what the canyon looks like, and make it different as time goes on ("Grand Canyon Facts").
This seemingly boring process came to fruition in one of the most beloved National Parks in the United States of America. The Grand Canyon National Park is located in the state of Arizona. It is over 270 miles long and, at some points, is up to 18 miles wide and deep (History.com Staff). Its deep walls help provide a geologic history of the earth, because the many layers contain artifacts and information about the climate at the time (History.com Staff). Besides having a rich geological history, the Grand Canyon also has an amazing cultural history, especially among Native American tribes. It provided salt, a necessary resource, and also protected them from early invaders ("NATURE, CULTURE, AND HISTORY"). The invaders that were stopped by the canyon were the Spanish. It also had a major cultural history in the fact that it provided the inspiration for many pieces of art including oral histories, books, photographs, paintings, poetry, news articles, and

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