Teddy Roosevelt declares the Grand Canyon a National Monument.
On this day, January 11th 1908, the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, declares the Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona a National Monument. Roosevelt was a staunch conservationist and used hundreds of executive orders to protect the forest, wildlife lands and the environment as a whole during his presidency. He established the U.S. Forest service and signed into law the creation of 5 National parks and 150 National Forests just to name a few of his accomplishments in the area of conservation.
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