The Story of GRAND CANYON National Park - VHS Tape
Astounding! It's magnificent overwhelming. The Grand Canyon, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.
Two thousand square miles, a mile deep, approximately 10 miles wide – no geological features on earth evokes a wider spectrum of human emotions and does the Grand Canyon of Arizona. It is impossible not to be profoundly moved when confronting such immensity. But it is more than a chasm, it is alive with mule deer, mountain lions, coyotes, bighorn sheep, wild turkeys, blue grouse, blue heron, desert tortoises, and the rare kabab squirrel, found only in the Grand Canyon. Long before Spanish arrived, the Anasazi (Ancient Ones) lived here. Included is an exclusive segment, never before filmed, of Shaman's Gallery, a significant Anasazi find of rock paintings in the Grand Canyon area, deeding between 2000 B.C. and A.D. 1. This video traces the story of the Grand Canyon from Major John Wesley Powell's early expositions to today's 4.2 million visitors who came to gaze and ponder this natural phenomenon. Cinematographers Dale Johnson and Bill Bacon have painstakingly captured the Grand Canyons magic light show, bursting and burning with ruby and gold light on layers of granite and limestone. Established in 1908, Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed the Grand Canyon a parkland and said, "do nothing to mar this grandeur, keep it for your children, your children's children, and all who come after you."
"No geological feature on earth evokes a wider spectrum of human emotions than does the Grand Canyon. But it is more than a chasm, it is alive with mule deer, mountain lions, coyotes, bighorn sheep, wild turkeys, blue grouse, blue heron, desert tortoises, and the rare Kaibab squirrel, found only in the Grand Canyon. Long before the Spanish arrived, the Anasazi (Ancient Ones) lived here. Included is an exclusive segment never before filmed, of Shaman's Gallery, a significant Anasazi find of rock paintings dating between 2000 B.C. and A.D. 1."
Dale Johnson's award-winning work has taken him to Alaska, Yellowstone, the Caribbean, Central America, and Italy. Dale Has Filmed for National Geographic, NASA, and the U.S. Forest Service. He now adds the magnificence of the Grand Canyon to his film accomplishments.
Bill Beacons film career spans 30 years of travel, high adventure, and documentary productions. He has filmed for The PBS, Nova, BBC, ABC, and Walt Disney. Among his work awards, Bill has been honored with a Golden Eagle award. Together they have captured the essence that makes the Grand Canyon one of the seven natural wonders.
Directed by: Dale Johnson
Co-produced by: Trailwood films and Quetar Video, Inc.
Distributed by: Questar Video, Inc.
Running Length: Approximately 70 minutes
Release Year: 1991
Other Subjects: Illustrated works