One of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders was designated a National Park by the US Congress on this day in 1919.
The formation of the Grand Canyon National Park is thought by many to be one of the earliest successes of the environmental conservation movement - without this status it's possible that a dam might have been constructed along the course of the Colorado River.
The breath taking mile deep gorge of the Grand Canyon, with its stunning striations of colour, was formed as the Colorado River eroded through the uplifted Colorado Plateau.
A Cranberry based Grand Cosmopolitan doesn't look quite as marvellous as the Grand Canyon at sunset but its lovely red colour does go some way in that direction.
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