This exclusive ornament celebrates Grand Canyon National Park and is part of our National Park Heritage Collection™. Manufactured to the highest standards with solid brass, this will be a cherished collectible in the years to come!
Designed by and exclusive to: White House Holidays
Material: Solid brass
Origin: Made in the USA
How do I cross to the other side? Wingsuits and motorcycles are the preferred method of some, but we don't recommend either
What the ornament celebrates
The path to the establishment of Grand Canyon National Park as a national park was marked by recognition of its extraordinary natural beauty and the efforts of dedicated individuals. The region attracted explorers and adventurers since the mid-19th century, with Lieutenant Joseph Ives leading an expedition to the Grand Canyon in 1857. The awe-inspiring landscape started gaining wider attention, and influential figures like geologist John Wesley Powell and photographer William Henry Jackson brought the canyon's magnificence to the public eye.
In 1893, President Benjamin Harrison designated the Grand Canyon Forest Reserve, a step towards protecting the area's natural resources. However, it was Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, who played a crucial role in the establishment of Grand Canyon National Park. During his presidency, Roosevelt was a passionate conservationist and visited the Grand Canyon in 1903, remarking on its immense grandeur.
Roosevelt declared the Grand Canyon a national monument in 1908, recognizing its unique geological formations, rich biodiversity, and cultural significance. Following this, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations, including the National Geographic Society, lobbied for its promotion to national park status.
Finally, on February 26, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill that officially established Grand Canyon National Park. This designation provided enhanced protection and resources for the preservation of the canyon's geological marvels and ecological wonders. Since then, the park has attracted millions of visitors annually, offering breathtaking vistas, hiking trails, and opportunities to explore one of the world's most remarkable natural landscapes.
Today, Grand Canyon National Park stands as a testament to the significance of preserving and appreciating our natural heritage. Its iconic vistas, carved by the mighty Colorado River over millions of years, serve as a reminder of the Earth's geological history and inspire visitors from around the globe.