Vintage Grand Canyon Destinations Sweatshirt - Restorecph

Vintage Grand Canyon Destinations Sweatshirt

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Vintage Grand Canyon Destinations Sweatshirt, 80% cotton 20% polyester. Made in the US.

The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, USA. The Grand Canyon is 446 km long, up 29 km wide and attains a depth of over a 1,857 meters.

President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of the preservation of the Grand Canyon area and visited it on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery.

Nearly two billion years of Earth's geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. While some aspects about the history of incision of the canyon are debated by geologists, several recent studies support the hypothesis that the Colorado River established its course through the area about 5 to 6 million years ago. Since that time, the Colorado River has driven the down-cutting of the tributaries and retreat of the cliffs, simultaneously deepening and widening the canyon.

For thousands of years, the area has been continuously inhabited by Native Americans, who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon a holy site, and made pilgrimages to it. The first European known to have viewed the Grand Canyon was García López de Cárdenas from Spain, who arrived in 1540.