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May 23, 2007
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Deputy Secretary Scarlett to Help Rededicate the Grand Canyon’s Newly Reconstructed Yavapai Observation Station

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett will help rededicate Grand Canyon National Park’s Yavapai Observation Station during a ceremony on Thursday, May 24, 2007. The ceremony will unveil new geology exhibits within the observation station.

Originally opened in 1928 as a place to observe and understand Grand Canyon’s geology, Yavapai Observation Station is significant for its role both as a ground-breaking interpretive structure and for its rustic architecture. The building was instrumental in the early days of the educational and interpretive movement within the National Park System.

Who: Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett
Stephen P. Martin, Superintendent, Grand Canyon National Park
George H. Billingsley, Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey

What: Rededication of the historic Yavapai Observation Station at Grand Canyon National Park.

When: 3:00 p.m., Thursday, May 24, 2007.

Where: East of Yavapai Observation Station, located at Yavapai Point on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

Media: Media interested in covering the event should contact Maureen Oltrogge, Grand Canyon Public Affairs Officer, at (928) 638-7779.

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