GRAND CANYON NATIONAL MONUMENT PROCLAMATION
Theodore Roosevelt maintained a lifelong interest in wildlife and wild places, and was dedicated to protecting and preserving our environment. "During the Roosevelt years, 30 irrigation projects were started, including some of the nation's largest dams; Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls were among the 18 protected national monuments, and five new national parks and 51 wildlife refuges were established" (Theodore Roosevelt: A Life, by Nathan Miller. New York: William Morrow and Co., 1992 - p. 472).
This document is the presidential proclamation issued by Roosevelt in January of 1908 declaring the Grand Canyon a national monument.
Back to T.R.