Classical Music Highlight: It’s A Wonder!
The Grand Canyon became a national park in 1919. It stretches along 277 miles of the Colorado River, which runs through the bottom of the canyon. The distance from the South Rim to the canyon floor is a full vertical mile. While the canyon's width varies, it measures 18 miles in several places. Now that you have an idea of what it looks like, find out what it sounds like! Ferde Grofé’s “Grand Canyon Suite” is coming up today on Afternoon Classics.