This postcard shows a view of the sunset over the Grand Canyon. It is taken from the west rim of the drive near Mancopa Point, looking eastward over the Canyon just at the close of day, as recorded by this new color Kodachrome camera! (written in 1946)
The glory of sunset at the Grand Canyon is perhaps the most spectacular display of color presented by Nature anywhere at this hour. The original postcard is dated June 3, 1946.
The Grand Canyon National Park, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in northwestern Arizona. It is worth a trip to see this at least once in your lifetime. Although first afforded Federal protection in 1893 as a Forest Reserve and later as a National Monument, Grand Canyon did not achieve National Park status until 1919, three years after the creation of the National Park Service.
Today visitors can take white water rafting trips through the Colorado River, hike down into the canyon and camp for days or weeks, partake in horse and mule pack trips, as well as just drive in and view the Grand Canyon from one of the visitor viewing sites.