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Living History Returns To Grand Canyon

"Echoes from the Canyon," Grand Canyon National Park's popular living history program, returns for the fourth year in a row. Park rangers, in character as historic Grand Canyon figures, will take the stage for two remaining Saturday performances in place of the evening ranger programs at McKee Amphitheater.

At press time, two encore presentations are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 22 at 8 pm. The showings will be held at the outdoor McKee Amphitheater on the South Rim. The event is free and open to the public.

This year's presentation will feature notable figures from Grand Canyon's past, including explorer John Wesley Powell, architect Mary Colter, naturalist Polly Mead, and Army Lieutenant Joseph Ives. Ives infamously suggested of the Grand Canyon region that "after entering it there is nothing to do but leave."

Park rangers encourage visitors to stay for this exciting presentation and learn about some of the pioneers who helped shape Grand Canyon, making it the national park it is today.

Park Ranger and "Echoes" Director Jill Staurowsky hopes that "by reflecting on those who have come to Grand Canyon before us and their relationship with this landscape, we can better understand our role in advocating for park preservation now and in the future."

For more "Echoes from the Canyon" information, please contact Erin Whittaker at 928-638-7789. For more information about ranger programs at Grand Canyon National Park, visit us at http://www.nps.gov/grca.


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