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Awakenings: Saddle Up!

on February 14, 2014

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This Day in History: February 14, 1912

Saddle Up! This is America, this is Arizona!

Arizona’s state motto is Ditat Deus in Latin, translating as “God Enriches.” Its nickname is The Grand Canyon State named for its unmatched vistas riding along its rim. The grand canyon was formed by the uplifting of the Colorado plateau and erosion caused by the Colorado River over a period of 6 million years. Nearly two billion years of the Earth’s history can be observed in the layers of exposed rock. Prehistoric native Americans built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon a holy site and made pilgrimages to it.

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

Watch National Geographic’s breathtaking video, Amazing Flight Over the Grand Canyon. Priceless!

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3 responses to “Awakenings: Saddle Up!

  1. I always wanted to do that trail ride into the canyon. I think they use mules and/or donkeys not, not horses. More sure-footed. But we are, alas, a bit too old.

  2. Raani York says:

    Haven’t gone horseback riding in quite a while. thanks for sharing this!! 🙂

  3. G’day and how remarkably exciting and scary at the same time, but guess I would always remember what my Nana used to say…one will never be the first, nor the last of anything…
    Thanks for sharing a great photo!
    Cheers! Joanne

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