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"The Grand Canyon. It is a French name, isn't it?"

"Yep, Grand is French name, indeed"

"What's meaning of this ? The French people were the first here?"

"Perhaps"

"They came here and they said to the American Indians: "This place will be named A la Grand Canyon".

" And the Indians answered them: OK. Why not?"

It was our comic dialogue with Jason.

But the serious history of the Canyon told us about the Spanish footprint.

In September 1540, under orders from the conquistador Francisco Vásquez de Coronado to search for the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola, Captain Garcia Lopez de Cardenas, along with Hopi guides and a small group of Spanish soldiers, traveled to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon between Desert View and Moran Point. Pablo de Melgrossa, Juan Galeras, and a third soldier descended some one third of the way into the Canyon until they were forced to return because of lack of water. In their report, they noted that some of the rocks in the Canyon were "bigger than the great tower of Seville." It is speculated that their Hopi guides must have been reluctant to lead them to the river, since they must have known routes to the canyon floor. Afterwards, no Europeans visited the Canyon for over two hundred years.
(from Wikipedia)

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  • Copyright: Serghei Pakhomoff (serp2000) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3135 W: 68 N: 4607] (39604)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-09-27
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/18.0, 1/50 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-03-06 4:30
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