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Clip #: TFA-48A
Library: TFA Network
Filmmaker: Carl Dudley
Region: North America
Country: United States
Subject: National Parks
This Land of Ours, The Grand Canyon, pan down from sky to Grand Canyon,
eroded cliffs, cars parked in front of Bright Angel Lodge on south rim, veranda, El Tovar Hotel, tour bus with tourists, Hopi House, Hopi indian guides, pov along park road, visitors, telescope, man with movie camera, Hermit's Rest observation porch, Desert View Watchtower,
pan across canyon, park ranger with hat and binoculars, rock strata,
Colorado River rapids, trip on muleback, pack mules, Head of Bright Angel Trail, mules down canyon trail, Kaibab Plateau, stop for box lunch, deer, suspension bridge, Phantom Ranch, natural rock swimming pool, Havasu Canyon, Havasupai indian reservation, indians, hut, Navy veteran holds certificate, little boy on horse, pack mule group returns up the Kaibab trail, laughing tourists, crowd watches Hopi indian dances, pan down canyon, indians looking out over canyon and pointing, pan across canyon.
The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided gorge carved by the Colorado River in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is largely contained within the Grand Canyon National Park — one of the first national parks in the United States. The canyon, created by the Colorado River over a period of 6 million years, is 277 miles (446 km) long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 29 km) and attains a depth of more than a mile (1.6 km). Nearly two billion years of the Earth's 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.
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