Grand Canyon National Park is the United States' 15th oldest national park. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, the park is located in Arizona. The park's central feature is the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, which is often considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The park covers 1,217,262 acres (1,902 sq mi; 4,926 km2) of unincorporated area in Coconino and Mohave counties.
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... The National Park Service in 2003 approved for sale in the Grand Canyon National Park bookstore Grand Canyon A Different View a book that presents the formation of the Grand Canyon as a result of Biblical ... On January 4, 2007 the National Park Service Chief of Public Affairs, David Barna released a response stating that the National Park Service neither uses the text in their ... However, the National Park Service has continued to delay the issuing of a pamphlet “Geologic Interpretive Programs Distinguishing Science from Religion ...
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